Review of Brady, A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson

Patricia Brady is a Louisiana historian who is probably best known for her work at The Historic New Orleans Collection and her biography of Martha Washington. A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) offers a look at the relationship between Old Hickory and his wife. Brady …

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Springfield Mansion Gets a Facelift

From the Natchez Democrat: At 219-years-old, Springfield Plantation has new life. An 11-month restoration to the historic mansion was recently completed bringing the home back to its original grandeur. The federal-style mansion was built from 1786 to 1791 as a home for Thomas Marston Green Jr., a wealthy planter from Virginia. The most recent restoration was …

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Charles Dickinson’s Reinterment

I had the pleasure of attending Charles Dickinson's reinterment in late June. Dickinson was the young lawyer who was killed in a duel with Andrew Jackson in 1806. The story of how Dickinson's grave was discovered is a testament to hard work and persistence, by both Charles Miller, Dickinson's great-great-great-grandson, and Fletch Coke, a well-known historic preservationist in Nashville. Most people who …

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