Defending the Bayou

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What better way to celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial than viewing original artifacts from the Battle itself?

A temporary exhibit entitled “Defending the Bayou, Louisiana Citizen-Soldiers in the Battle of New Orleans” will be on display at the Louisiana National Guard Museums’, Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum, located on Historic Jackson Barracks in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.

The exhibit illustrates the role of the Militia in the Battle of New Orleans and is free and open to the public.

Courtesy of Mr. Robert and Ms. Linda Melancon, the museum will showcase an original John Jacob Sheetz Kentucky Rifle used at the Battle of New Orleans by Militia-man William Ross, along with several other time period artifacts from local collectors.

For more information please visit our website at or call (504) 278-8664

The museum is located at:

Jackson Barracks
6400 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, La 70117

Items will be on exhibit from December 22, 2014 – May 22, 2015
Hours of Operations:  M-F 1000-1600.
In honor of the Bicentennial the Museum will also be open Saturday January 10th from 0800-1700.

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