By Robert V. Remini, Wesley K. Clark
The most recent addition to Palgrave's nice Generals sequence makes a speciality of Andrew Jackson's occupation together with his time as a basic in Tennessee and his stand up the military ranks. Jackson's powerful use of spies in warfare time and of martial legislation in peace time sparked a debate in regards to the curbing of civil liberties within the identify of nationwide safety that maintains to at the present time. such a lot of all, Jackson was once an exceptional motivator who may possibly, with a couple of conscientiously chosen phrases and by way of his personal courageous instance, flip round starved, deserting troops, convincing them to struggle. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini unearths the following why Jackson's daring management as a common ended in his election as President of the U.S. in 1828.
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Claiborne to the post. S. forces in New Orleans. Wilkinson was a double agent who acted and was paid to spy for the Spanish still present in the Floridas. Despite this disappointment, Jackson continued to bolster his reputation as an energetic and skillful commander of the Tennessee militia who acted promptly whenever unlawful activity broke out among the tribes or the whites living on the frontier. S. agents sent to particular tribes not only to protect the Indians from white exploitation but to distribute annuities to their chiefs.
He marched into the room, cursed the judge, jury, and spectators, and then brazenly walked out the door. ” The sheriff obeyed but in a short while he reported back that he could not apprehend Bean. ” Once again the sheriff, with the posse, could not get near the man. Bean threatened to shoot the “first skunk that came within ten feet of him,” so not a single member of the posse tried to apprehend him. “Mr. ” Jackson adjourned the court as he headed out the door. He found Bean a short distance away, at the center of a crowd, cursing and flourishing his pistols and threatening death to anyone who might try to take him into custody.
And from the moment he began his march back to Nashville from Natchez, a more mature General Jackson emerged to handle the problems he now faced. His first problem was the size of his sick list. He had only 11 wagons to carry them. He therefore ordered his officers to turn their horses over to the sick. He himself surrendered his own three horses for this duty. As the army began to move, Jackson instinctively knew how to behave in this situation. “It is . . ”44 And he planned the operation very carefully.
Andrew Jackson (Great Generals) by Robert V. Remini, Wesley K. Clark