Andrew Jackson – January 8, 1815

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s January 8, 1815. I’m with Major General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans.

JG: “General Jackson, I thought there was a peace treaty signed.”

AJ: “The army must not know about it, John, but we will fight to save New Orleans. We will crush those bloody Red Coats!”

Jackson did crush the Red Coats. Over 2,000 British troops were killed while Jackson lost only 13 men. This victory made Andrew Jackson a national hero.

Read more about General Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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