Andrew Jackson's Early Life
At age fourteen, Jackson and his brother were captured and taken prisoner by the British. They were taken to a British camp and soon both got small pox from the harsh conditions. Their mother then came and convinced them to let her sons go because they were just boys and were severely sick. By the time they got home, Jackson's brother was dead and he himself was delusional. A while later his mother died and he was left an orphan (his father already previously been dead).