Lot #12
Andrew Jackson Autograph Endorsement Signed

Shortly after his heroics at New Orleans, Jackson endorses a requisition document
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Estimate: $800+

Description

Shortly after his heroics at New Orleans, Jackson endorses a requisition document

Autograph endorsement signed, "Andrew Jackson, Major Genl. Comdg.," one page, 7.75 x 12, penned below a requisition document dated at "Camp Coffee," March 2, 1815. The document is for payment by "The United States to George Elliott, for 20 Bushels Corn @ $1 pr bush.—$20, furnished a detachment of five men of Gen. Coffee." Signed by Brigade Quartermaster N. B. Rose and Brigadier General John Coffee. Below, Jackson writes: "Quarter Master Genl. will pay the above account of twenty dollars." Double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 20 x 18.5. In fine condition, with silking across the central horizontal fold, and at the ends of the lower horizontal fold.

At the time he penned this endorsement, Jackson had just become a famed national hero after his victory in the Battle of New Orleans. On January 8, 1815, Jackson's outnumbered American forces defeated the British invaders, suffering only 71 casualties in comparison to Britain's 2,042. On February 27, 1815, Jackson was given the Thanks of Congress and awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his defense of the nation. A significant, early military document from the future president.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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