Lot 120: [Battle of New Orleans]
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: [Battle of New Orleans], 4 manuscripts incl. chart of companies and divisions of British 85th Infantry, c. 1814, 8 1/2 in. x 12 1/4 in.; autograph document signed James H. Gordon, Brigade Major, orders to commanding officers to put troops in order, Dec. 23, 1814, 10 in. x 8 in.; autographed letter signed by secretary of Gov. Claiborne, to David B. Morgan, granting leave of absence to Col. de Jean, Jan. 11, 1815, 12 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in.; autographed document signed Gen. Robert Butler, general orders to ready troops for possible attack by the British, Feb. 13, 1815; 10 in. x 8 in.; together with engraved invitation to ball celebrating "peace between the United States and Great Britain", c. 1815, 3 1/2 in. x 5 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016).