New Orleans American order of battle

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The following units and commanders of the American armed forces under Andrew Jackson fought at the Battle of New Orleans during War of 1812.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military Rank[edit]

Other[edit]

  • w = wounded
  • k = killed
  • m = missing

American forces[edit]

7th Military District: MG Andrew Jackson

General Staff

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Left Wing[2]


     MG William Carroll

Carroll's Brigade[3]


     MG William Carroll

  • 1st Regiment West Tennessee Militia: Col William Metcalf
  • 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Militia: Col John Cocke
  • 3rd Regiment West Tennessee Militia: Col James Raulston
Coffee's Brigade[4]


     BG John Coffee

  • 1st Regiment West Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen: Col Robert Dyer
  • 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen: Col Thomas Williamson
  • Jugeant’s Choctaws: Maj Pierre Jugeant
Adair's Brigade[5]


     BG John Adair

  • Slaughter’s Kentucky Militia: Ltc Gabriel Slaughter
  • Gray’s Kentucky Militia Regiment: Ltc John Davis (detached to West Bank)
  • Mitchusson’s Kentucky Militia Regiment: Ltc William Mitchusson

Right Wing[6]


     Col George T. Ross

Louisiana Militia and Volunteers[7]


     MG Jacques Villeré
     Col Pierre de la Ronde
     Jean Michel Fortier[8]

  • Several regiments/divisions of Louisiana Militia
  • Battalion of Orleans (city): Maj Jean Baptiste Plauché
  • Lacoste’s Free Men of Color: Maj Pierre Lacoste
  • Daquin’s Free Men of Color: Maj Louis Daquin
  • City Rifles: Cpt Thomas Beale
  • Baratarians (gunners from Jean Lafitte's privateer crews)
U.S. Regular Army[9]

Reporting directly

West Bank[10]


     BG David B. Morgan

  • Naval Battalion: Commodore Daniel Patterson
  • Louisiana Militia Battalion: Maj Paul Arnaud
  • Gray's Kentucky Militia Regiment: Ltc John Davis
  • Additional Reinforcements from East Bank: Gen. Humbert
Reserves[11]
  • Mississippi Dragoons: Maj Thomas Hinds
  • Detachment, 1st U.S. Dragoons: Ogden
  • Battalion, Kentucky Militia: Harrison

Resources[edit]

  1. ^ William Claiborne at KnowLouisiana.org retrieved 08 Feb 2017.
  2. ^ Jean Lafitte National Historic Park Historic Resource Study
  3. ^ Regimental Histories of Tennessee Units During the War of 1812
  4. ^ Regimental Histories of Tennessee Units During the War of 1812
  5. ^ Anderson C. Quisenberry, Kentucky in the War of 1812 (1915), pages 134-135.
  6. ^ Jean Lafitte National Historic Park Historic Resource Study
  7. ^ Tim Pickles, New Orleans 1815: Andrew Jackson Crushes the British (1994), page 37.
  8. ^ Jean Michel Fortier at KnowLouisiana.org retrieved 08 Feb 2017.
  9. ^ Pickles, p. 37.
  10. ^ Pickles, p. 37.
  11. ^ Pickles, p. 37.