Dec. 24, 1814: The War of 1812 ends with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Major General Andrew Jackson wore this uniform during the war's last official battle in New Orleans in January 1815. In addition to U.S. Army units, Jackson counted on New Orleans militia, former slaves, Choctaw Indians, Kentucky and Tennessee frontiersmen, and a colorful band of Jean Lafitte's pirates.
Andrew Jackson's uniform coat he wore at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, which recently celebrated its Bicentennial on January 8. The coat (44" H x 12" W) was also worn by Jackson when he sat for his portrait by artist Ralph E. W. Earl, circa 1815.