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KN-10881 Battle of Lake Borgne, 14 December 1814

Photo #: KN-10881 Battle of Lake Borgne, 14 December 1814
Title: Battle of Lake Borgne, 14 December 1814
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Description: Oil on Canvas, 25.5 x 37.5, by Thomas L. Hornbrook (active 1836-1844). It depicts the British boat attack on five U.S. Navy gunboats, commanded by Lieutenant Thomas ap Catesby Jones, USN, during the early stages of the New Orleans campaign. The American gunboats (Numbers 5, 23, 156, 162 and 163) were captured after a stiff fight. This action helped delay the British advance on New Orleans, which ended with their defeat by Major General Andrew Jackson's defending army on 8 January 1815. The original painting is in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. It was donated to the Museum in 1945 by Commander Walter Karig, USNR, Lieutenant Welbourn Kelley, USNR, and Commander E. John Long, USNR. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Catalog #: KN-10881
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