[N.B. I originally posted this article on the Society of Southern Gentlemen blog. I don’t plan to maintain that site, so I am merging all the posts there onto this site, but keeping the original timestamps.]
I have a love-hate relationship with General Jackson over the treatment of the Five Civilized Tribes and his expansion of Executive power as President, but he was a man of action and unafraid to defend any perceived slights to his honor. Old Hickory is a complicated figure indeed.
That being said, this website has a great photo and short paragraph about Old Hickory’s tomb.