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A Son of Destiny: The Story of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Lancaster County, South Carolina. As a child he would receive only a sporadic education in backwoods schools, and at age thirteen, Jackson would join the Revolutionary War as a courier with a local patriot regiment. During his time in the American Revolution, Andrew and his brother Robert would be captured by British forces, and would almost starve to death. While being held captive, young Andrew refused ...