called for a faithful comrade-in-arms

nguyen dung

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In the paragraph:
''Here was a most delicate dilemma for President Jackson. In the midst of deliberations with Cabinet members, senators, and others, he called for a faithful comrade-in-arms from old wars against the Creek Indians in Alabama and the British at New Orleans. Closeted in the White House, they shared a decanter of whiskey and talked of old times and new…and new issues. < ---- >
What is meaning of ''he called for a faithful comrade-in-arms from old wars against the Creek Indians in Alabama and the British at New Orleans.''? < --- >

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  • Cagey

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    Where did you see this, nguyen dung?
    Please always name your source. What was the title? Who was the author (if you know the author)?
     

    nguyen dung

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    It is in :The book: Best litle stories from the Civil War by Brian Kelly.It is the story:Year 1832 page 3.paragraph 3 and 4.
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

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    As the next paragraph tells you, the person meant is Brigadier General Samuel Dale. For Jackson, Dale was "a faithful comrade-in-arms from old wars against the Creek Indians in Alabama and the British at New Orleans." Jackson "called for" him -- that is, he asked Dale to come to see him so that they could talk.
     
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