Photos: Battle of New Orleans

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Historical re-enactors portraying American soldiers fires a cannon as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- War of 1812 re-enactors representing American military, militia, freemen of color and Native Americans parade on the grounds as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Daniel Eagan, porting an English soldier, fixes his bayonet during a demonstration as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Pete Berezuk, portraying a United States Marine during the War of 1812, explains his weapon to school children as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- War of 1812 re-enactor Benjamin Bernard eats a piece of sausage from the tip of his bayonet as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He is dressed in the uniform of Plauche Battalion which fought at the battle. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Re-enactor Cody Mobley sews a pair of shoes as Michael Agee, center, and Bill Jordan stand in the background of the American camp as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Re-enactors portray civilian camp life as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- War of 1812 re-enactors representing American military, militia, freemen of color and Native Americans fire their muskets as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--American soldiers re-enactors march along the ramparts as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Visitors mingle with re-enactors as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Re-enactors portraying af freemen of color unit fighting for the Americans march through the audience as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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