Friday, June 05, 2015

Dueling and Feuding Andrew





I always learn something new when I watch JEOPARDY.  The other day I learned that Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) had  dueled over 100 times.

I read someplace that a lot of his duels were defending his wife's name.  She married "Old Hickory" when she was married to someone else, some people had a little fun with that, but not for long.  See who laughed last.

The thing is, in Tennessee, his home state, it was against the law to duel.


But who was going to call him on that, a congressman,  a senator, and a U.S. President  who had never lost a duel?  Not me! 

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