Andrew Jackson’s golden box, mentioned in his will, now on display

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, has acquired a gold presentation box given to the president for his bravery at the Battle of New Orleans.

According to a news release from The Hermitage, the box was presented to Jackson in 1819 by the mayor of New York City. Jackson died in 1845, and in his will he asked his son, Andrew Jackson Jr., to give the box to the most important person from New York in the next war.

Andrew Jackson Jr. bequeathed the box to Gen. Ward Burnett for his bravery in the Mexican War, and the box remained in the Burnett family until last year.

It will be on display at The Hermitage as part of a new exhibit to open Jan. 8, “Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm.”

Note: WPLN has more information on the box and it’s history HERE.