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New Orleans' most famous piece of public art is also one of its oldest: the equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson, unveiled in 1856. Jackson himself helped lay the cornerstone for the monument before he died in 1845.

The statue depicts Old Hickory rallying his troops just before the Battle of New Orleans, doffing his giant hat as his crazed-looking steed rears skyward. It is in fact a copy of a statue created in 1853 by self-taught sculptor Clark Mills and unveiled in Washington, DC -- with one notable addition. On the base of the New Orleans statue is inscribed, "The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved." Jackson said that in 1832, as a warning to Southern secessionists. The phrase was added to the New Orleans statue 30 years later by the Union troops that had captured the city during the Civil War.

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