Britain's Order of Battle
Battle of New Orleans
General Sir Edward Pakenham, GCB
4th Foot (King's Own)
7th Foot (Royal Fusiliers)
21st Foot (Royal North British Fusiliers)
43rd Light Infantry (Monmouth)
44th Foot (East Essex)
85th Foot (Buck's Volunteers)
93rd Foot (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
95th Rifle Corps
1st West Indian Infantry (Colored)
2nd West Indian Infantry (Colored)
14th Dragoons (dismounted)
Royal Rocket Corps
Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners
Sailors from the Royal Navy
Of the regiments that fought at New Orleans, the 4th (King's Own) and the 95th (Rifle Corps) went on to fight in June at Waterloo. The 93rd Foot (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) went on to form "The Thin Red Line" at Balaclava during the Crimean War. The 4th suffered three times as many casualties at New Orleans than they did at Waterloo, with over 400 killed or wounded
. Overall British casualties numbered between 2,000 and 3,000, which included the commander, General Sir Edward Pakenham.
While British forces were able to route the US units assigned to the West Bank of the Mississippi River, the main US force on the East Bank inflicted massive casualties on the invading force, with an astoundingly low cost to themselves in terms of men lost (7 killed, 6 wounded). The utter defeat of the British on the East Bank nullified any gains they made on the other side. That and the loss of their commander forced the British to return to their ships and sail for home.
Straight up stuff out of a history book.
You can look up the Order of Battle for the various Revolutionary war campaigns as well. You'll find a surprisingly small amount of Hessian mercenaries. Face the fact Bayoubrit, the cajuns have a word for a Brit in their bayous
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I sang this in a pub in Ireland. I got free drinks all night long.