44th at the Battle of New Orleans 1815
After the exile of Napoleon the 44th sailed for America and on the 8th January 1815 were involved in the assault on New Orleans.
The boats which were intended to paly a key part were late to arrive as were the scaling ladders leaving the attackers milling around outside the town making easy targets for the garrison.
Major General Sir Edward Parkenham galloped to the front and was fatally wounded and the troops were withdrawn shortly afterwards.
After the battle Captain Thomas Mullins was court martialled for failing to provide the scaling ladders as ordered and was cashiered.
The 44th suffered the death of 4 officers and 33 other ranks, the wounding of 10 officers and 154 men and the capture of 1 officer and 79 men.
Listed below are the officers
Major General Sir Edward Pakenham
Lt Rowland Davies
Ensign Matthew MacCosky
Ensign James White
Captain Henry Debbeig
Lt William McLean
Lt Robert Smith
Lt Henry Brush
Lt Richard Phelan
Lt William Jones
Lt John Blakeney ( Was killed in skirmishing on 25 December 1814)
Ensign Robert L Haydon
Ensign John Donaldson
Lt William Knight