'Old Hickory' Falls

June 14, 1845

The news was slow to arrive from Nashville via horseback — Andrew Jackson had been dead a week before that fact was published in Memphis — but it was told dramatically nonetheless.

A GREAT MAN HAS FALLEN! GEN. ANDREW JACKSON, the Hero, the Patriot, the Sage — He Who ‘Has Filled the Measure of his Country’s Glory’ — Is No More!

Information to be relied upon was received here on Thursday evening from Nashville, conveying the painful intelligence of the demise of this truly great and wonderful man; he departed from this life at the Hermitage at 6 o’clock on the evening of the last Sabbath, aged 78 years in March, last.