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Collection Reference Number GLC05566
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1828 
Title An account of the bloody deeds of General Jackson
Date 1828
Document Type Broadside
Content Description 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.
Subjects Corruption and Scandal  Politics  President  Morality and Ethics  Death Penalty  Militia  Duel  Death  Election  Government and Civics  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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