You may have read that Hillary had a fundraiser for Jefferson Jackson day, a long standing day for Democrats. The comments plastered by the Drudgetards are beyond pathetic
President Andrew Jackson is the Jackson being celebrated. Depending on your world view, he was either the most incompetent President of the United States or the most evil, or both. My college history professor (in NC) described him as an uneducated hillbilly from Tennessee. He arrived in DC with no understanding how the government works, bringing along a supporting cast of similar supporters. They apparently liked getting drunk together. Jackson would think nothing of taking off his boots in the Oval Office and pick his toes propped up on the desk.
Even though he owned hundreds of slaves, he threatened South Carolina with a military invasion if they tried to sucede because of the “tariff of abominations”, laying the foundation for Lincoln 30 years later. After losing to John Quincy Adams in 1824, Democratic-Republican party fractured into the Whigs (Republicans) led by Henry Clay and the Democratic Party lead by Jackson
Jackson is most reviled by many (including Glenn Beck) for forcefully removing Native Americans from the Eastern U.S., forcing them to Oklahoma and breaking the treaties saying the Indians owned the land.
Andrew Jackson died in 1845. The secession votes didn’t start until after Lincoln was elected in 1860. Andrew Jackson was not a “Confederate General”
Note that Obamaroid_ointment got 25 upvotes from the Drudgetards. A logical inference is the child was thinking of “Stonewall” Jackson. Stonewall Jackson was a Virginian. He graduated from West Point and served in the Mexican American War. He then became a teacher at VMI.
When Virginia seceded in 1861, the Governor ordered him to organize the Virginia troops to protect Richmond. He eventually served under his long time friend and fellow West Point graduate Robert E Lee. Keep in mind that Washington DC is literally a stone’s throw from Virginia.
Stonewall Jackson in the early part of the war had substantial victories over the Federal troops. While he was outnumbered, he was playing defense protecting his home turf. Soldiers tend to be willing to die protecting their home much more than invading areas outside their home area and burning down someone else’s homes. However, he was accidentally shot by his own men and died, which was a profound loss to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia (the one that used “that” flag)