• A View of the Horseshoe Bend Battlefield.

    Horseshoe Bend

    National Military Park Alabama

“[They] fought to the last with that kind of bravery desperation inspires…”

On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson ‘s army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa’s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors fortified in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River.  Over 800 Red Sticks died that day.  The battle ended the Creek War, resulted in a land session of 23,000,000 acres to the United Sates and created a national hero of Andrew Jackson.

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Tecumseh

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