A note previously attached to the portrait read: "This miniature Portrait of General Andrew Jackson Commander in Chief of the U.S. Forces on the glorious battle field of New Orleans fought on the Eight [sic] of January 181(5) when he overcame the Britains (finest) Troops, 'the Conquerors in the peninsula War,' is respectfully presented as a token of esteen & friendship to Edward Fitzgerald 'by my dear Child,' Your faithful Lieut. [signed] Geo. A. Baker." The miniature is based on the portrait by John Vanderlyn in New York City Hall.