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Andrew Jackson, Prisoner of War

Andrew Jackson, Prisoner of War

The Brave Boy of the Waxhaws


While several of our presidents have participated in military engagements, only one president in United States history has been held as a P.OW. Today, we bring you the story of Andrew Jackson, Prisoner of War.

Though he was a young teenager during the Revolutionary War, Andrew Jackson was still a participant in the fight against the British. His knowledge of the back-roads of the Carolinas made him the perfect messenger for the Patriot forces in the area. However, a war is a dangerous place for a teenager. At one point, Andrew Jackson’s acerbic tongue landed him in danger–and prison. Listen to find out how the future president went from Andrew Jackson, Messenger to Andrew Jackson, Prisoner of War.

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Music by Bleak House.