Mark R. Cheathem

About the Author

Mark R. Cheathem

Mark R. Cheathem is an associate professor of history at Cumberland University. His books include Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats (due out in March 2015) and Andrew Jackson, Southerner, which won the 2013 Tennessee History Book Award. He is currently completing a new book entitled The Log Cabin and Hard Cider Campaign of 1840: Politics as Entertainment in Antebellum America.

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Andrew Jackson with the Tennessee forces on the Hickory GroundsAndrew Jackson with the Tennessee forces on the Hickory Grounds. (Photo: Library of Congress)

The Immortal Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans

“Yesterday the british experienced the most bloody butchery ever recorded in American history in an attack which they made against the Strong lines of Genl. Jackson, where they were entirely Slaughtered,” French consul Louis de Tousard wrote a correspondent on January 9, 1815.