Historic anniversary

Dear Editor:
This week, on January the 8th, we celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans which ended the War of 1812 with the British. That war was not popular at the time, and has been treated negatively by American historians since, as a conflict that accomplished nothing and was a huge expense in money and men. I think that is an extremely short sighted view, especially now with the advantage of hind sight.

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This story was posted on January 9, 2020.