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    Andrew Jackson: Individual Coffin Handbill. This 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" handbill, dated July 4, 1828, commemorates the execution of soldier Edward Linsey on February 21, 1815. He served under General Jackson and went home, believing his enlistment time had expired. When he heard that some dispute had evolved, he returned to camp and was convicted of desertion at a court martial and shot to death. This occurred shortly after the Battle of New Orleans. This handbill was issued during the presidential campaign of 1828 in an effort to discourage voters from electing Jackson to the presidency.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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