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Cotton bales as breastworks. --Talk on Change of the New Orleans Crescent thus disposes of the oft denied assertion that Gen. Jackson used cotton bales for his batteries and breastworks in the battle of New Orleans: We have, with many citizens, hoped that the everlasting theme of bales of cotton being used in the defence of New Orleans, as the breastwork of defences, had been set at rest. But it is again revived. Let it for once be understood that all the cotton bales employed in tire. The other few bales were not used. How absurd and preposterous it is for writers and editors to be alluding and harping on a few bales of cotton as forming the batteries in defence of New Orleans. The breastwork or fortification of Gen. Jackson extended from the bank of the river into the swamp, the entire length being about one mile and a half. Will some of our modern writers, who appear to know so much about matters and things that happened before they were born, inform us how many