How did Jackson get his nickname, Old Hickory?

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Chapter Andrew Jackson

Soldiers said that Jackson was “as tough as old hickory wood,” earning him the nickname “Old Hickory.” He also acquired the nickname “Sharp Knife” from the Indians, for his dangerousness with a blade.


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