by John Jackson
Published: April 3, 2014.
A Virginia-born physician returns from a surgical apprenticeship in Paris, vowing to avenge his father's death at the defense of Washington in the War of 1812. Returning by way of the Gulf of Mexico, he travels along the Pearl River searching for General Andrew Jackson's army. Befriended by Choctaw Indians, he is guided to the army and joins to participate in the Battle of New Orleans.