Andrew Jackson’s Visit
Just north of this point, on the
boundary between Bow and Concord
a large cavalcade of enthusiastic
citizens met President Jackson and
escorted him to New Hampshire’s
Capital. His official reception by
the State Government on the
following day, June 29, 1833, marked
the conclusion of a triumphal
New England tour.
I was surprised that when I “Google” Andrew Jackson’s visit to New Hampshire, I received mainly links to the historical marker about his visit. There was a link to a well written article about his visit to Lowell, Massachusetts. I finally found a small tidbit on the visit in a book from the Federal Writer’s Project called “New Hampshire: A guide to the Granite State,” on page 463 regarding the chapter titled Tour 15 from Concord to Fitzburgh. It seems that Hillsbourgh Historical Band was invited to play for President Jackson in Concord, New Hampshire. They enthusiastically traveled by wagons to Concord.
The book reads: “They traveled by wagons to Concord, gay in their uniforms of gray coats with bell buttons, black leather caps with plumes, and white pants. Reaching Concord at night, they struck up a lively tune and awoke General Pierce, who stormed and raved because they had disturbed his guest. President Jackson then laughed and invited them to a feast.”
I post this in honor of the 180th anniversary of President Andrew Jackson’s visit to New Hampshire on this coming Saturday 29 June 2013.