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    Print: "Battle of New Orleans and Death of Major General Packenham on the 8th of January 1815." [William E.] West, artist. J.[oseph] Yeager, engraver. Printed by Y.[erkes] Saurman. Published by McCarty and Davis, Philadelphia, June 1817. 23" x 18". Stauffer 3433. Groce & Wallace. William Cook, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. XLVIII, No. 4. Carl W. Dreppard's Three Battles of New Orleans. Evenly toned with chipping at the edges, else near fine.

    In 1816 William McCarty published History of the American War, of eighteen hundred and twelve... as one of the first histories of the War of 1812. The book was the inspiration for McCarty publishing William E. West's (1788-1857) depiction of the Battle of New Orleans. The engraver of the McCarty print was Joseph Yeager (1792-1859) an active engraver and print seller from Philadelphia. The print shows the British perspective, depicting the carnage of their defeat and the death of their commander, Major-General Sir Edward Packenham.


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