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Andrew Jackson to Maunsel White

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Title

Andrew Jackson to Maunsel White

Subject

Battle of New Orleans, War of 1812, cotton sales

Description

During the War of 1812, Maunsel White fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans and commanded a battalion of uniformed volunteer soldiers, the Louisiana Blues. White and Jackson became acquainted during their service together and remained close friends and business associates for the rest of their lives. In this letter from 1845, Jackson remembers their experiences in the Battle of New Orleans and praises White in the highest language: "From the time I first met you at the head of your brave company on the plains of Chalmet . . . for your brave and soldier like deportment for you, my confidence , & esteem, which increased with your good conduct & that of your whole batalion through the defence of your noble city, and which confidence grew and & increased with time until now, and you will possess it to my grave."

Creator

Andrew Jackson

Source

Andrew Jackson letters, Manuscripts Collection M-627, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Date

1845 March 27

Rights

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

M627_F1_20140804

Files

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Citation

Andrew Jackson, “Andrew Jackson to Maunsel White,” Tulane University Online Exhibits, accessed May 26, 2017, http://library.tulane.edu/exhibits/items/show/715.