Photo #: KN-10881 (color)
Battle of Lake Borgne, 14 December 1814
Oil on Canvas, 25.5" x 37.5", by Thomas L. Hornbrook (active 1836-1844). It depicts the British boat attack on five U.S. Navy gunboats, commanded by Lieutenant Thomas ap Catesby Jones, USN, during the early stages of the New Orleans campaign. The American gunboats (Numbers 5, 23, 156, 162 and 163) were captured after a stiff fight. This action helped delay the British advance on New Orleans, which ended with their defeat by Major General Andrew Jackson's defending army on 8 January 1815.
The original painting is in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. It was donated to the Museum in 1945 by Commander Walter Karig, USNR, Lieutenant Welbourn Kelley, USNR, and Commander E. John Long, USNR.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Online Image: 62KB; 900 x 590 pixels
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-KN-10881
This "Hi-Res" JPG image has been cleaned to mitigate dust and other significant imaging flaws. Details of the original painting are unchanged.
Image posted 24 March 2009