May 2007
Military History;May2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p12
The article identifies U.S. presidents who survived being shot or shot down while serving the U.S. armed forces. In 1776, Major James Monroe of the Continental Army was hit in the left shoulder by a musket ball during the Battle of Trenton. In 1780, during the Battle of Hanging Rock, a British officer struck 14-year-old Andrew Jackson with his sword. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt made it through the Spanish-American War unscathed, only to be shot and wounded while on a campaign stop in 1912.


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