By Robert V. Remini, Wesley K. Clark
The most recent addition to Palgrave's nice Generals sequence makes a speciality of Andrew Jackson's profession together with his time as a normal in Tennessee and his get up the military ranks. Jackson's powerful use of spies in battle time and of martial legislations in peace time sparked a debate concerning the curbing of civil liberties within the identify of nationwide safeguard that maintains to this present day. so much of all, Jackson used to be a superb motivator who may, with a couple of rigorously 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 finds the following why Jackson's daring management as a common resulted in his election as President of the U.S. in 1828.
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The attack was offensive, not defensive, declared Knox, and a violation of the specific orders from the War Department. Jackson bolted to his feet on the House floor. He roared his rage. He insisted that the raids were “just and necessary. When it was seen that war was waged upon the State, that the knife and the tomahawk were held over the heads of women and children, that peaceable citizens were murdered” by the “savages,” it necessitated a swift and forceful response. ”23 The vote was put off until the next day.
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.
16 The worst seemed to be over. The troops marched back to Fort Strother, more supplies arrived, and Jackson expected to link up with General Cocke momentarily. But the volunteers had other ideas. Their one-year enlistment would expire on December 10, 1813, and they fully intended to break camp and go home. Of course, as part of their one year enlistment, they counted the days they spent at home waiting to respond to Jackson’s summons to duty; but the general insisted that a year’s enlistment meant 365 days of actual service in the field.
Andrew Jackson (Great Generals) by Robert V. Remini, Wesley K. Clark