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|Higher Level Record:||MSS 557|
|Call Number:||MSS 557.6|
|Title:||SERIES VI - Coffin Broadsides|
Cook, William C.
|Date of Creation:||1828-1896|
Folders 188 - 204
|Scope and content:||
On 21 February, 1815, a general court martial convicted six militia men of disobeying orders; they were later executed at Fort Charlotte, Mobile. Approximately thirty days prior to the execution, Maj. Genl. Jackson had reviewed the sentence and let it stand. This decision came back to haunt him during his presidential campaign of 1828, when supporters of John Adams' candidacy accused Jackson of murder. In what was probably the first national smear campaign, printed handbills--also called broadsides--spread these accusations to the public, and added additional charges of brawling, dueling, and slaving. Twenty-seven surviving broadsides have been located nationally, seventeen of which are included in this series, the largest such collection extant.
NOTE: see also folders 210-218 in SERIES VIII, Pamphlets and Newspapers.
See lower level records for item descriptions.
The William C. Cook War of 1812 in the South Collection, MSS 557, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection
Campaigns and Elections
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Tennessee militiamen, Execution of, 1815.
|Lower Level Records:||
Broadside. Monumental Inscriptions! These Inscriptions, compiled from authentic sources, but principally from Official Documents, communicated by the Department of War to Congress, on the 25th of January 1828, are, in this form, submitted to the serious ,
MSS 557.6.2; Broadside. Mournful Tragedy or, The Death of Jacob Webb, David Morrow, John Harris, Henry Lewis, David Hunt, and Edward Lindsay, Six Militia Men who were condemned to die, the sentence approved by Major General Jackson, and by his order the whole six sho, Item Level.
MSS 557.6.3; Broadside. A Brief Account of the Execution Of the Six Militia Men., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.4; Broadside. A Brief Account of the Execution Of the Six Militia Men., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.5; Broadside. Some Further Account of Some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson, Being a Supplement to the "Coffin Handbill.", Item Level.
MSS 557.6.6; Broadside. An Account of Some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson [and] The Trial of the Six Militia Men, taken from Official Papers..., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.7; Newspaper. The New-Hampshire Journal (Concord, N.H.), vol. III, no. 111., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.8; Newspaper. Supplement to the N. Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette. (Concord, N. H.)., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.9; Newspaper. Supplement to the Newport Spectator., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.10; Broadside. An Account of some of the Bloody Deeds of Gen. Jackson., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.11; Broadside. A Brief Account of Some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.12; Broadside. Some account of some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.13; Broadside. Some Account of some of the Bloody Deeds of Gen. Jackson., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.14; Broadside. Some Account of some of the Bloody Deeds of Gen. Jackson. Facsimile., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.15; Handbill. Is Jackson fit to be President?---Read what follows, and judge ye!, Item Level.
MSS 557.6.16; Broadside. Facts Concerning the Six Militia Men and General Jackson., Item Level.
MSS 557.6.17; Etching. The Pedlar and his Pack or the Desperate Effort, an Over Balance., Item Level.