• A View of the Horseshoe Bend Battlefield.

    Horseshoe Bend

    National Military Park Alabama

Fire Management

The Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Fire Management Program was initiated in the spring of 2006. 250 acres were successfully burned in the northwest section of the park. Fire use modules from Cumberland Gap NP, Smokey Mountains NP, along with assistance from Kings Mountain and Clemson University were used.

Phase two of the project is scheduled for the spring of 2007. Burning will continue in accordance with the approved fire plan on a 5-year cycle. The park plans to burn in the winter of each year.

Did You Know?

Tennesse Militia with Muskets

A flintlock smoothbore musket had a maximum effective range of one hundred yards. A soldier was trained to fire a smoothbore musket once every twenty seconds. More...