Looking forward to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, next January 2015, it seems that there have been some copy-cats and wannabees who have wanted to get a piece of the action. So I want to inform all the reenactors and historical interpreters not to pay any attention. There is only one host for the event. Here are the only web pages you need to pay attention too.
And that is this: New Orleans 1815; hosted by the 7th US Infantry Living History Association. There is information on this web page for the American forces, Crown forces, Civilian, and other impressions.
And they also have a facebook page at:
These are the only official event web pages for participants.
Do not pay for any parades or videos, because you are in these events and the main attraction that people pay to see.
We are doing our own quality video that will be knowledgeable of the history and events, and we are not asking you for money. Do not pay anyone five dollars for a second-rate quality video being produced by someone who does not know the history of the battle. There is someone out there who has been emailing participants, asking for money. That is not us. The 7th Infantry has produced some high quality trailers during the past year that you may have seen, and nobody else is even close to us in content and quality.
So beware the opportunists who seek to take your money. The website of the 7th is only asking for money for the various dinner banquets, which we are obligated to pay in advance. You pay enough money to come to this event; some of us will end up spending a fortune, so we are keeping the costs minimal where we can.
If you have any questions about the event or cost, please ask the 7th, or even myself, and we will provide you an answer.
And also about this other guy who is soliciting donations for his film. Mostly $5 from everyone who is on his facebook page. That has nothing to do with our film. We have not asked anyone for money, and the Colonel says we have 47 minutes of documentary already. If you have seen the youtube clips, you know it is better than anyone else could make, with top research and content, with historical quotes from the battle participants. This other guy has none of that, so don't even bother with his production. We've been filming various clips for a year and a half now, and he will suddenly produce a supposedly quality documentary in only 5 months from now? I'd like to see that happen, and be any good! Especially without any of us!