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Benson J. Lossing prepared this sketch of the Battle of New Orleans based on an earlier depiction by Andrew Jackson’s principal engineer, Arsène Latour.  It captures the smoke and the extent of action on Jackson’s right but not the heavier fighting at the other end of the line, where the British sustained most of their casualties. It also understates the height and depth of Jackson’s line.  (Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812)