Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
now buried in roadway
reading “The Union -
It must be preserved.
Geníl Jackson. A. D. 1834”.
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Location. 43° 5.988′ N, 73° 34.807′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Ferry Street (New York State Route 29), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located near the entrance to Fort Hardy Park. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Surrender Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Army Grounded Arms (about 600 feet away); Fort Hardy (about 600 feet away); Articles of Convention (about 700 feet away); Earliest Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Saratoga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schuylerville World War I Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Schuylerville.
Also see . . . The Union, It must be preserved. This is an interesting marker as the quote belongs to Andrew Jackson, A Tennessean and a
"Gen. JACKSON is credited with a terse and happy sentiment that has become familiar as househould words in the United States. It is this: "The Federal Union -- it must be preserved." It was given as a toast, a great many years ago, at a patriotic entertainment in Washington.
This compact, simple, and yet all-embracing sentence, fit to be the sublime war-cry of a great nation, is almost daily mutilated and diluted by public speakers and the Press. Tammany Hall has been chief in this corruption of the Old Hero's language, by hanging out a rude canvas with a daub of Gen. JACKSON, to say: "The Federal Union -- it must and shall be preserved." And so distinguished a democrat as ROBERT J. WALKER is reported to have said, in a public speech in Washington, the other day, that, "in the woods of Gen. JACKSON, the Union must and shall be preserved." This is worse, even, than Tammany, in its barbarous rendering of a noble, rotund, mouth and heart-filling sentiment.
We call the country to order, and require a greater respect to the memory of Old Hickory. He was not afraid to say "Federal Union," and he said it. He was not a man to multiply words. If a thing had to be done, he simply said it must be done, (Submitted on September 14, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
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