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 Posted: Fri Apr 4th, 2008 11:53 pm
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Cody Andrew Jackson was a teenage boy during the Revoution.   He actually watched a battle from the jail in Camdem South Carolina where he was held prisoners. 

He made his name in the War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans fought after the Treaty to end the war was signed . 

The Trail of Tears is one of the periods of his life I do not admire.  I do admire many of the things he did do.   He was a man of the people , not one of the upperclass Virginians or the Adams on New England. 

I also admire how he stood up for and loved his dear Rachel.  I have been to his home in Nashville and visited his and Rachel's grave .  It is a lovely home, a lovely garden with the pavilion in the corner that holds their graves. 

There are many good books about his life .  I would have to look at the shelf to tell you the author of the one I really like .


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