"Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1814," mural by Ethel Magafan, at the Recorder of Deeds building, built in 1943. 515 D St., NW, Washington, D.C.Thursday marks the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, so I’m running a series of posts commemorating the event this week.

First up is a new documentary on the battle. It’s straightforward, so don’t expect Ken Burns. But I thought it was solid, and I learned some things about the military side. Enjoy!