General Wilkinson, who commanded the troops in New Orleans, was wary of Jackson's war-fever. Furthermore, there was old bad blood between the two men from previous dealings. Wilkinson, therefore, halted Jackson's army far outside the city, where it waited and waited. Jackson grew increasingly frustrated even before he received an order to disband his army. Jackson realized that Wilkinson meant him to return to Nashville and leave his troops to be assimilated into Wilkinson's army. Therefore, Jackson announced he would return to Nashville with his army, and did just that. The long and hard return trip to Nashville earned him the moniker "Old Hickory" from his men, who claimed that he stood as tough as hickory wood. The army did not reach Nashville until May 1813. After his return to Nashville, Jackson became embroiled in yet another fight for honor,
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