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While his men constructed barricades of earth & pickets, Jackson's cannon batteries exchanged artillery fire with British vanguard gunners. Dominique Youx's cannons never missed a target to play havoc with several British emplacements, driving them many yards back.

Because he knew the swamps, Lafitte commanded a brigade of sharpshooters in & around The Temple. There were some night skirmishes as the defenders drove back bands of surprised British into the marshlands.

But, what became known as the Battle New Orleans occurred when the main body of British General Pakenham's army appeared on the Plains of Chalmette the evening of January 7, 1815. By morning, they were 7,000 strong. Through the fog they faced to where they knew the Americans crouched, their muzzles loaded, behind their man-made ramparts. Rockets burst through the pea soup to land hissing & sizzling among Jackson's forces, a strategy meant to unnerve them. "They're only rockets!" Jackson called out. "Keep your heads low & they won't part your hair!"

The Baratarians present at Chalmette were totally undisturbed by the menace. Much so that they attracted the attention of "Old Hickory." While his own men shuddered in the gloom & loathing of what was to come, there were Pierre Lafitte, Dominique Youx, Chighizola, Gambi & a dozen others making coffee! Legend claims that Jackson approached them, complimenting the aroma of the coffee bean, where upon Dominique Youx instantly offered him some in a tin cup. "It's hickory flavored, mon generale!" he saluted. Jackson roared.

The men could hear the steady sounds of gunfire from the woods on the other side of the Mississippi where American marksmen, Jean Lafitte leading a detachment of them, were holding back a regiment of Redcoats determined to cross the river to join the main attack.

Suddenly, through the fog over Chalmette, the unearthly shrill of bagpipes tuned up. Jackson leaped on the ramparts, saber in hand, ready to give the command to fire.

"A slight breeze moved the fog away before him," Harry Albright states in New Orleans - The Battle of the Bayous. "There were the British Redcoats heading straight for the point he had determined would be their objective...The red-coated infantry with their white cross belts and glittering bayonets, and the Scottish regiment with its tartan plaided trousers, created an unforgettable picture of war."

The British advanced, their bagpipes blaring. They came...within 150 yards (steady boys)... American muskets readied...one-hundred yards..(let'um get a little closer)....American muskets aimed into the fog...fifty yards(Jackson gives the command to FIRE) And so American muskets fired. Three-thousand squirrel guns & long rifles exploded at once, & the first line of British folded.
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