• A View of the Horseshoe Bend Battlefield.

    Horseshoe Bend

    National Military Park Alabama

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    Changes have been made to the Superintendent's Compendium regarding the prohibition of unmanned aircraft at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Section 1.5 of the Compendium. More »

Volunteer

living history volunteers preparing to fire

Living History Volunteer

Living History Volunteers assist park staff in recreating military encampments during the period of the Creek Indian War, 1813-1814. Volunteers perform military drill dressed in period clothing (furnished by the park), and develop third person demonstrations for the time period including firing of flintlock muskets and smooth bore cannon. Call the park at 256-234-7111 for more information.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired

  • Ability to communicate with park visitors while dressed in early 1800s era clothing.
  • Ability to learn military history and the skills of a militia soldier during the Creek War 1813-1814 as related to military drill and the firing of a flintlock muskets and smooth bore cannon.
  • Knowledge of early 1800's frontier history.

Benefits to Volunteers

  • Personal enrichment and experience working in a National Park setting.
  • Interpretive training and experience that may be useful in securing employment with the National Park Service.
  • Training in the safe firing of flintlock muskets and smooth bore cannon.

Did You Know?

Soldiers of the 39th Infantry Climbing Over the Barricade in this Diaroma

At the battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 Andrew Jackson carried one lead ball in his shoulder and one near his heart. Throughout much of the Creek War, Jackson suffered from wounds received in two duels. More...