New Orleans American order of battle

The following units and commanders of the American armed forces under Andrew Jackson fought at the Battle of New Orleans during War of 1812. The British order of battle is shown separately.

Abbreviations usedEdit

Military rankEdit

OtherEdit

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

ForcesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.