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Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson Writes to Maj. Gen. John Lambert in the Aftermath of the American Victory in the Battle of New Orleans
Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson Writes to Maj. Gen. John Lambert in the Aftermath of the American Victory in the Battle of New Orleans
January 8 1815

   Jackson, the victor of the Battle of New Orleans, a crushing defeat for the British, wrote to the British commander, Maj. Gen. John Lambert to discuss burial of the British dead and parole of prisoners and wounded.


   Head Quarters 7th. M. District
   Lines below New Orleans
   8th Jany 1815. 3 Oclock
   
   
   Sir, I have recd. your dispatch of this date. The Army which I have the honor to command have used every exertion to afford relief to the wounded of your Army, even at the constant risque of their lives, your men, never intermitting their fire during such exertions. The wounded now on the field beyond my lines, if you think proper may be taken beyond a line to be designated by my Adjt. General, and be paroled; Otherwise they may be taken to my hospital and treated with every care and attention. The flag sent by Commodore Patterson at my request, has been detained by the Admiral; leaveing him uninformed of the fate of his comand that was taken in the gunboats - The dead on the field beyond the line, above alluded to, you can inter, Those within that line shall be interred by my troops.
   
   When a return is made of the wounded and prisoners taken on board the Gun boats, and the few men taken on the night of the 23d. it shall be returned by a similar one on my part.
   
   If you should think proper to accede to the above propositions, you will lease suggest any arrangement which you may think best for their Accomplishment. I am respectfully &c
   
   A[ndrew] Jackson M[ajor] G[eneral] C[ommandin]g

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