General Andrew Jackson

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General Andrew Jackson, as painted by the artist Rembrandt Peale after his victories at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans during the War of 1812. It’s an impressively realistic portrait of Jackson, then in his late forties. The lines on his face are visible, and the broad gold epaulettes on his shoulders do not prevent him from looking excruciatingly thin. Jackson was in terrible health for most of his later life, and between battles during the War of 1812 he was immobilized by dysentery.

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