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General and Mrs. Jackson's Tomb:
Because of Rachel's love for this garden, Jackson chose to bury her here after her death in December, 1828. In 1831 Andrew Jackson employed architect David Morison, who was then remodeling the Hermitage, to design and build a tomb for Rachel and himself. Morison completed the tomb in 1832. Visiting Rachel's grave each evening was one of Jackson's daily rituals in his retirement years. After his death in June 1845, his family laid him to rest next to his beloved wife.
Every year on his birthday and the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. The Ladies' Hermitage Association places wreaths on both his and Rachel's graves. The tomb has been a favorite spot for man visitors to pose for photographs, including: President Theodore Roosevelt, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, and President Ronald Reagan.
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