War - Creek Indian War, Final Battle
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Final Battle of the Creek Indian War
March 27, 1814
12 miles north of Dadeville, Alabama, Hwy 49
Storming the Barricade the soldiers of the U.S. 39th Infantry followed by Tennessee militiamen pour over the log wall to attack the Creek Indians. The barricade was five to eight feet high. In the foreground, the man with an arrow in his leg is Sam Houston, later of Texas fame.
postmarked in 2010 with a 32 cent 'Remember the Maine' stamp
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Creek Indian War:
The Upper Creeks, siding with the English, sacked Fort Mims (Baldwin County, Alabama, north of Mobile) in the summer of 1813, massacring more than 500 men, women, and children. These same Indians, grown to a force of about 900 warriors, were decisively beaten at Horseshoe Bend (Tallapoosa County, Alabama) late in March 1814 by Andrew Jackson and his force of about 2,000 Regulars, militia, and volunteers, plus several hundred friendly Indians.