The Battle of New Orleans revisited: A Photo Gallery The Battle of New Orleans revisited: A Photo Gallery 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. Advocate story Feb. 28, 2014 Comments War of 1812 re-enactors gathered at the Chalmette Battlefield on Friday to commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, where American forces under Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated an invading British army. The battle took place on Jan. 8, 1815, and was the final battle of the War of 1812. Re-enactors dressed as soldiers and civilians shared stories and fired cannons and muskets. The event concludes on Saturday, with free shuttle buses to the battlefield from the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex, 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette.