Andrew Jackson Broadside
This broadside was issued as a public tribute to General Andrew Jackson after his death in 1845. It is entitled General Andrew Jackson and features a woodcut showing Jackson in his later years as well as a biographical sketch. This sketch focuses on Jackson's military accomplishments, calling him the Hero of New Orleans and detailing his involvement in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the wars with the Creeks and Seminoles in the American South. A small portion of the document is devoted to Jackson's political accomplishments. It ends with the Latin phrase Requiescat in Pace (Rest in Peace). The broadside features an ornamental red border complimented on the inside by a bold black outline containing the black woodcut print and three columns of blue text. The woodcut engraving is signed by a Ritter and dated -50.
- circa 1845-1850
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This broadside was issued as a public tribute to General Andrew Jackson after his death in 1845. It is entitled General Andrew Jackson and features a woodcut showing Jackson in his later years as well as a biographical sketch.
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. Born in 1767 in the frontier settlement of the Waxhaws in South Carolina, Jackson moved to Salisbury, NC in 1784 and received his license to practice law in 1787, beginning his practice in North Carolina's Western District in Washington County (now a part of Tennessee). In October 1788, he moved to Nashville, where he met his wife Rachel. After serving as the major general of the Tennessee militia for twenty years and earning recognition as a military leader in the War of 1812, Jackson was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1823 and to the presidency in 1828. After serving two terms as president, Jackson returned to the Hermitage, his Nashville home, in early 1837. Eight years later, in 1845, Jackson died at his home at the age of 78.
This collection consists of a single folder.
Special Collections purchased this broadside.