14 June 2006
[JACKSON, Andrew.] Broadside: [WOODRUFF, Samuel]. The Hunters of Kentucky; or the Battle of New Orleans. Chambersburg [Pennsylvania], J. Pritts, Printer, n.d. [ca. 1815-1816].
Folio broadside (16 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.). Bold heading in display types, large woodcut of a soldier in uniform with a hunting dog, holding a squirrel he has just shot, borders of elaborate printer's flowers. In very fine condition.
JACKSON'S STIRRING CAMPAIGN SONG "THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY": "WE ARE A HARDY, FREE-BORN RACE." Samuel Woodworth was the author of these stirring eight stanzas with the chorus "Oh, the hunters of Kentucky." It was to be sung to a well-known tune "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey." Stanza five reads: But Jackson, he was wide awake, And was not scared of trifles; For well he knew what aim we take With our Kentucky rifles; He led us down to Cypress Swamp, The ground was low and mucky; There stood John Bull in pomp, And here was old Kentucky." It narrates the basic events of the Battle of New Orleans in simple, but vigorous verse. The song itself became enormously popular and served as the unofficial campaign song of Jackson's 1824 presidential campaign.
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