The 30th Infantry Division was 'nick-named' after
Andrew Jackson, who was a tough old Indian fighter and backwoodsman
of the Revolutionary War era, and was consequently popularly called
"Old Hickory". Later, his decisive victory as Major General of the
U.S. Forces in the Battle of New Orleans against the British, then,
storming Pensacola (Florida), and driving the British permanently
out of this area, gave him great national recognition and
Immediately after the purchase of Florida from Spain, Andrew
"Old Hickory" Jackson was appointed the first Federal
Territorial Governor of Florida, then went on to become a U.S.
Senator in 1823, and then became the 7th President of the United
States, including Florida in 1828, and was re-elected again in
Division was created on July 18, 1917, and was formally
activated into Federal service in August 1917 at Camp Sevier,
South Carolina, and was composed of National Guard units from
North and South Carolina and Tennessee.
Division was named after the famed and illustrious soldier and
President, Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson, who was born near the
North/South Carolina border, and rising to fame in Tennessee,
where he provided some regional flavor to the tightly knit group
of soldiers that he led there during the Indian Wars.
Division 117th 119th 120th Infantry Regiment and other Units