Andrew Jackson

Early Life and Family

How did Jackson receive the scars on his face?

Andrew and his older brother, Robert, were captured by the British during the Revolutionary War. When a British officer ordered Andrew to shine his boots, Andrew refused, claiming that he wanted to be treated as a prisoner of war. The officer then slashed Andrew with his weapon. After this incident, Andrew and his brother were taken to a prison camp in Camden before Jackson’s mother managed to secure their release.


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