“[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 cession of 23,000,000 acres to the United States and created a national hero of Andrew Jackson.

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park welcomes you to the virtual commemoration of the 207th Anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. This year’s virtual commemoration includes reflections from local and state officials, a message from Superintendent Barbara Tagger, and a keynote address from Principal Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We close this year’s commemoration with cultural contributions from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Portrait of Sam Houston on left, portrait of Menawa on right
People of the Creek War

Learn more about some of the individuals who fought at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and influenced the Creek War

military personnel in foreground looking away from camera at living history demonstrator with musket
A Most Powerful Instrument

Learn how the military uses Horseshoe Bend National Military Park to train future leaders by learning about the past.

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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