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Unformatted text preview: 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, standing as a second in a duel in which a man was shot in the buttocks. The affair culminated in a street brawl, with Jackson backing one combatant into a tavern at gunpoint. In the midst of the brawl, Jackson took a bullet in his arm–a bullet he would carry with him for nearly twenty years...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08
- War Of 1812