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To: yarddog
Jackson was a terrific fighter to be sure, but his accomplishments cannot approach the General's.

But, to augment your point, Jackson--as a 13 y/o--showed incredible bravery during the RevWar as a runner between the lines with messages. He was tough and courageous even as a lad...

32 posted on 04/15/2012 6:40:46 PM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

He was tough and courageous even as a lad...


Didn’t a British Officer beat Andrew Jackson when he was a young boy running messages? I know he was hurt somehow.


36 posted on 04/15/2012 7:41:09 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Pharmboy

You are right. Washington was truly the “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen”, but don’t underestimate what Jackson did either.

He was a terrific general, defeating the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend in a brilliant action. He also captured Pensacola, hanged the British heads of the territory and took Florida from Spain. He also was Florida’s first governor.

I have read that his defeat of the British at New Orleans was the worst defeat the British Army ever suffered and the troops there were supposed to be among their best.


38 posted on 04/15/2012 7:46:38 PM PDT by yarddog
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