History of War

PRESIDENTS, CHIEFS & OFFICERS

“285 BRITISH SOLDIERS WERE KILLED COMPARED TO ONLY 13 AMERICANS, AND JACKSON SECURED HIS STATUS AS A NATIONAL HERO”

ANDREW JACKSON

BREVET MAJOR GENERAL UNITED STATES 1767-1845 THE SEVENTH US PRESIDENT AND ANGLOPHOBIC VICTOR OF NEW ORLEANS

Jackson was arguably the most famous soldier of the war, and his service during the conflict helped to propel him to the presidency of the United States. Born on the western frontier of the Carolinas, Jackson served in the American War of Independence as a courier for rebel militias. Although he was only a child, Jackson was captured by the British and wounded by a British officer, who angrily slashed at him with a sabre. He almost died in captivity, and his mother and brother died of disease towards the end of the war. Jackson,

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