Designed for Defense

Designed for Defense (HMVFA)

Location: Daviston, AL 36256 Tallapoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 58.502', W 85° 44.135'

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

...[The Creek] had erected a breast-work, of greatest compactness and strength-from five to eight feet high, and prepared with double rows of port-holes very artfully army could not approach it without being exposed to a double and cross fire from the enemy who lay in perfect security behind it.
Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Tennessee Militia

The Red Sticks-a militant branch of Creek society-built the 400-yard-long barricade (breast-work) of dirt and pine logs. Stretching from bank to bank across the horseshoe bend of the Tallapoosa River, the barricade protected Tohopeka, their temporary village.

On a dreadful March afternoon in 1814, the barricade exploded with action. Nearly 1,000 Red Stick warriors bravely fought General Jackson's army here. About a third of the warriors carried muskets. The others used bows and arrows, knives, tomahawks, and war clubs.
Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 618153 N 3649228
Decimal Degrees32.97503333, -85.73558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 58.502', W 85° 44.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 58' 30.12" N, 85° 44' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Hamlet Mill Rd, Daviston AL 36256, US
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