How did Andrew Jackson die?

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Andrew Jackson died on June 8, 1845 at the age of 78 in Nashville, Tennessee.
A veteran of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson was popularly known as "Old Hickory" for his ruggedness. He gained national fame when he ran the British out of New Orleans in 1815, and he governed the Florida territory fro... More>> · More images »
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One bullet wound happened during a duel with Charles Dickinson in 1806. Because Jackson wore his jackets a little loosely, to conceal how slender he was, Dickinson aimed at where he thought Jackson's heart was, but his bullet ended up hitting a safer part of Jackson's chest. Enough blood ran out of the hole to fill Jackson's left boot, and the injury never healed completely.

The other bullet injury took place during a gunfight in downtown Nashville, as Jackson took on the Benton brothers in September 1813. Both a ball and a slug hit Jackson, and the ball embedded in his left humerus, while the slug demolished his left shoulder. Jackson's blood soaked through two mattresses, but Jackson refused amputation. It took him three weeks to get out of bed but only two more weeks to be back out in the field commanding his troops.

The swelling in Jackson's extremities made dropsy the likeliest diagnosis for his cause of death; near the end of his life, he could not even lie down flat because of all of the fluid inside his body.

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