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A Brief Account of the Execution of the Six Militia Men

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2019.001

Scope and Contents

“An anti-Jackson campaign broadside, issued in the violent and libelous proceedings of the 1828 Presidential race. This broadside is decorated with woodcuts of six coffins, to illustrate the six Tennessee militia men who were executed for mutiny during the New Orleans campaign. The text gives a pitiful account of their death including sympathy provoking quotes from the moments before the execution. The “six militia men” story appeared in many forms, dogging Jackson throughout his political career. In fact, the soldiers were ringleaders in a dangerous mutiny, which any other military commander of the time would have suppressed in the same fashion.” --from the seller Published by Office of Democratic Press, editor John Binns


  • 1828

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


1 broadside (14.5” x 9.75”) in matboard folder


scanned and added to digital collection 4/2019
A Brief Account of the Execution of the Six Militia Men
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States