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The Battle of New Orleans!

The Battle of New Orleans – January 8th, 1815

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The Battle of New Orleans (as imagined) by Edward Percy Moran 1910

“In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans”

The Battle of New Orleans was the final major battle of the War of 1812.
It was fought between January 8 and January 18, 1815.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans

Americans commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson (the future President of the United States) fought the British commanded by Admiral Alexander Cochrane and General Edward Pakenham. Pakenham and his second-in-command, Major General Samuel Gibbs, were both fatally wounded by artillery fire during the battle while on horseback.

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The Death of General Pakenham – The Battle of New Orleans

The Americans had constructed three lines of defense to protect New Orleans, the first about 4 miles from the city along the Rodriguez Canal (from the Mississippi River to the cypress swamp). The British advanced early in the morning under the cover of fog. The fog lifted, leaving them exposed in the open and easy targets for the American artillery.

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“We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

In just twenty-five minutes, the British casualties totaled 700 killed, 1400 wounded and 500 were taken prisoner (after the battle ~500 British soldiers who pretended to be dead surrendered). American losses were only seven (7) killed and six (6) wounded.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans

“Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

The Treaty of Ghent was signed in Ghent, Belgium on December 24, 1814. The Treaty was approved by British Parliament and signed by the Prince Regent (the future King George IV) on December 30, 1814. It took a month for the news to reach the United States during which time the Battle of New Orleans was fought. The treaty was ratified by the US Senate on February 17, 1815.

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Jackson Square in New Orleans

ANDREW JACKSON (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)

United States House of Representatives (Tennessee 1796-1797)
Military Governor of Florida (1821)
United States Senator (Tennessee 1823-1825)
7th President of the United States (1829-1837)

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Country singer Johnny Horton had a Number 1 hit in 1959 with “The Battle of New Orleans” written by Jimmy Driftwood. It won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording and was also awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Here’s Johnny Horton on the “Ed Sullivan Show” with the original sound:

And a little music from the “Alabama Wildman” Jerry Reed and Glen Campbell:
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and Jerry Reed sings “City of New Orleans”:

“Good morning America how are ya
Say, don’t you know me, I’m your native son
I’m a train they call the City of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done…”

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Memorial Day 2015 – ROAD TRIP! to Ashland, Oregon pt.1

Memorial Day 2015 – ROAD TRIP! to Ashland, Oregon pt.1

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18-JUL-13: SOU – Southern Oregon University

SOU – Southern Oregon University – Ashland, Oregon

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16-JUL-13: Lithia Park – Ashland, Oregon

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Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland, Oregon – July 14, 2013 revised

Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland, Oregon – July 14, 2013, revised on April 28, 2021
Winery, Tasting Room, Performance and Event Venue
On the slopes of Grizzly Peak and just minutes from downtown Ashland, Oregon

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“We produce the highest quality hand-crafted wines, made from carefully tended grapes grown by us in our own estate vineyard and by neighbors who share our passion for quality.” – from their Facebook page @GrizzlyPeakWinery

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NOTE: This Blog Post was originally published in 2013.
Things change. We just revisited it and then revised it in 2021.
Why? We had a lot more stuff to add.
Also, the owners are friends of our family, but we didn’t receive anything for writing and publishing this Blog Post or any other promotion of their wines or winery. 
They are great people, they make great award-winning wines, and they have a beautiful property for tastings, events, and performances, and it is also available for private parties.

View from Grizzly Peak Winery

View from Grizzly Peak Winery – Ashland, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Some Good Reviews from Facebook:
“Grizzly Peak Winery is a 5-star standard for family-run wineries.
High quality, award winning wines, 
knowledgeable and friendly staff plus beautiful out-door space for special events.”
Perfect for parties – Knowledgeable staff – Friendly bartenders

“Beautiful grounds, nice people and wonderful wines.”

“Great venue for outdoor music.
Casual atmosphere here so you can picnic or visit the food truck.”

“Beautiful setting and great vibes! Always a good time and good music and wine!”

“Great wines , friendly staff and an amazing location! Well worth the visit, unique wines that you won’t be able to find many other places.”

“One of the most beautiful wineries in Southern Oregon!! We always love tasting wine at Grizzly Peak – very knowledgable and friendly staff. There is no better place to hold events as they have incredible outdoor and indoor spaces. Playing music there with our different projects is also always a fabulous experience! Bravo!”

“The views are breath taking the wine is very good and the music venue area is beautiful and very comfortable even on a sunny day with shade trees around. 
Highly recommend it for evening shows!” 5 stars 

Grizzly Peak Winery - Ashland, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Welcome to Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland, Oregon

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Grizzly Peak Winery – Ashland, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Here’s a GREAT DEAL if you plan on visiting wineries while in Ashland, Oregon!
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Bear Creek Wine Trail – Southern Oregon/Rogue Valley Passport entitles the bearer to three tastes from the tasting menus at fourteen Rogue Valley wineries, and 10% off bottle purchases when you visit. (some restrictions may apply, and of it is subject to change)
Valid for one year from date of purchase.

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Grizzly Peak Winery and Tasting Room
Address: 1600 E Nevada St, Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: (541) 482-5700     email: grizzlypeakwines@gmail.com
Website: www.grizzlypeakwinery.com

Tasting Room Hours
May thru October: Thursday – Sunday 12-4pm
November thru April: Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

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Taste the Fine Wines from the Umpqua, Willamette,
and Rogue Valley regions of Southern Oregon.

Rogue Valley, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

 

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