Johns Hopkins University Press
A Bloodless Victory explains how the memory of Andrew Jackson’s 8 January 1815 victory at Chalmette became more useful to Americans in the following centuries than the battle itself (p. 113). Pliable and adaptable, the memory evolved to meet the needs of varied groups; its cultural worth fluctuating. From Stoltz’s analysis, it seems that the one consistency in America’s memory of the battle is its detachment from historic accuracy. His work successfully shows the political, diplomatic, and social utility of military memory in U.S. culture from the very early days of the republic.
"A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss3/5