Holy Ground Battlefield

Holy Ground Battlefield (HM2784)

Location: Autaugaville, AL 36003 Lowndes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.255', W 86° 41.617'

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One of the significant battles of the Creek War of 1813-14 occurred near here on December 23, 1813. The 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry forces under the command of General F. L. Claiborne attacked a band of Creek Indians. Called "Holy Ground" by Creeks the spot was said to have supernatural powers, and was the home of Creek prophets.

Led by William Weatherford, their half-Creek, half-Scottish chief, the Indians staged a spirited defense of their homes. After thirty-three or their warriors were killed, the greatly outnumbered Creeks fled into the forest or across the Alabama River. Weatherford was the last to escape, making a dramatic leap on horseback from a bluff into the flooded river.
HM NumberHM2784
Placed ByU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Date Added Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 528827 N 3579743
Decimal Degrees32.35425000, -86.69361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.255', W 86° 41.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 15.3" N, 86° 41' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Autaugaville AL 36003, US
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