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Mississippi Militia
Photographer: Tom Bosse
Taken: July 31, 2016
Caption: Mississippi Militia
Additional Description: The Mississippi Dragoons (cavalry) rendered valuable service throughout the entire Gulf Coast campaign. Led by Major Thomas Hinds, they helped Jackson stifle British efforts at Pensacola in autumn 1814, then galloped west to New Orleans. Arriving on December 23 in time to help strike the unsuspecting British that evening, the dragoons provided cover for General Andrew Jackson's troops as they withdrew to the Rodriguez Canal. Hind's men scouted enemy positions, gathered intelligence, and harassed the British army. In Jackson's official report he declared that the Mississippi Dragoons "excited the admiration of one army and the astonishment of the other."
Submitted: August 24, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Database Locator Identification Number: p360766
File Size: 1.457 Megabytes

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