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Democrats celebrate "St. Hickory's Day" in honor of Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans

Andrew Jackson, circa 1844, detail
01/08/1861
Democrats over the country celebrated the annual anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans in honor of its victor, Andrew Jackson.  This year the commentary was especially poignant since New Orleans was then urging secession and Jackson had famously threatened military action against recalcitrant states during his presidency.  In New York City, a grand ball was held at the St. Nicolas Hotel.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"St. Hickory's Day," New York Times, January 8, 1861 .

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