On the 8th of January, the British army under Gens. Packenham, Keene, Gibbs, and others, attacked Gen. Jackson in his entrenchments, about 4 miles below New-Orleans. The enemy were repulsed after one hour and a half hard fighting.The commander in chief of the British army was slain, and most of their other Generals wounded and taken prisoners-2600 of the enemy were killed, wounded and taken prisoners.
The above is confirmed by sundry letters received at Washington on yesterday, from New-Orleans, bearing date, the 13th Jan. and also from Gen. Jackson’s official letters to the Secretary of War.
Published in the Maryland Gazette-February 2, 1815.