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Unknown An account of the bloody deeds of General Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05566 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: 1828 Pagination: 1 p. ; 61.8 x 47.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Broadside with four woodcuts. The first shows an officer, likely Jackson, ordering an execution squad to "Fire!!" on six militiamen. In the second two Jacksonian officers, one ordering "F-F-Fire!" against a kneeling man in front of his coffin, saying "O God!! My poor mother," while another, probably Jackson, exclaims "Blow ten balls thro' the d-d rascal." The third depicts Jackson dueling with Charles Dickinson, saying as he shoots, "I'll have your heart's blood." The fourth is a simple coffin illustrating "The Case of Neil Cameron." The text summarizes the events depicted, and a number of other bloody deeds done by the General. Among the most graphic of the famous "Coffin Handbills," used by Adams' supporters before the 1828 election. See an ironic pro-Jackson response, GLC 6797.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Corruption and ScandalPoliticsPresidentMorality and EthicsDeath PenaltyMilitiaDuelDeathElectionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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