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LAUDERDALE, James, soldier, born in Virginia about 1780; died near New Orleans, Louisiana, 23 December, 1814. Early in this century he removed to west Tennessee. He became major in General John Coffee's cavalry regiment of volunteers in 1813, and lieutenant-colonel in his brigade of mounted gunmen. While serving under General Andrew Jackson in the battle of Talladega, Alabama, with the Creek Indians, he was wounded. In 1814 he became a colonel and was killed in the first battle of New Orleans. Several counties and towns in the southern states are named in his honor.
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