Lincoyer (HMOF7)

Location: Alexandria, AL 36250 Calhoun County
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N 33° 47.007', W 85° 55.576'

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and The Battle of Tallasehatchee

At this site, on Nov. 3, 1813, after the Battle ofTallasehatchee, known then as Talluschatches,during the Creek Indian War,Gen. Andrew Jackson found a deadCreek Indian woman embracing her livinginfant son. Gen. Jackson, upon hearing that theother Creek Indian women were planning to killthe infant, as was their custom when all relationswere dead, became himself the protectorand guardian of the child.

Because of his compassion, Gen. Jackson tookthe infant to Fort Struther, in present dayOhatchee, where he nursed him back to health.Gen. Jackson then took the baby to his familyhome, the Hermitage, in Nashville, Tenn., wherehe and his wife Rachel named the child Lincoyerand adopted, raised, loved and educated him astheir son.

Lincoyer fell ill and died of Tuberculosisat home with his family, when he was 16 years old.The General and his wife mourned the loss oftheir son for the rest of their lives.

Dedicated August 2000

This memorial marks the sitewhere Lincoyer was found andsaved by Gen. Andrew Jacksonafter the Battle ofTalluschatches, during theCreek Indian War.

Through the special effortsof and by Commissioner EliHenderson and the CalhounCounty Commission, to preserve,save and commemorate theHistory of Calhoun County,this monument was erected.

Calhoun County Commission

James Eli Henderson - Chairman
James A. "Pappy" Dunn
Robert W. Downing
Randy Wood
Lea Fite
HM NumberHMOF7
Year Placed2000
Placed ByCalhoun County Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 599410 N 3738663
Decimal Degrees33.78345000, -85.92626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.007', W 85° 55.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 0.42" N, 85° 55' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-748 McCullars Ln, Alexandria AL 36250, US
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