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Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice

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War Stories: War of 1812

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War of 1812 Head Quarters 7h. M. District
Lines below New Orleans
8h Jany 1815. 3 Oclock
I have recd. your dispatch of this date. The Army which I have the honor to command have used every exertion to afford relief to the wounded of your Army, even at the constant risque of their lives, your men, never intermitting their fire during such exertions.
Note: by Andrew Jackson, Major General, Commander Seventh Military District  10322 Reads  Printer-friendly page

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