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In 1811 Tecumseh, a Shawnee Indian tapped the growing resentment within the Creek Nation. Treaties with the whites had always seemed to work against them. The U.S. Government had adopted a persistent policy to change Creek government and cultur…
In 1849, residents of Goldville began leaving the gold mining in northern Tallapoosa County for richer fields in California. A new location was found to the south. Stores, sawmills, and cotton gins were built. By 1857, "New Site" was lis…
(side 1) Daviston, Alabama Daviston, incorporated February 16, 1887, is believed to be the first incorporated rural town in Tallapoosa County. The first mayor was J.D. Dunn. Daviston was a natural evolution of the opening of Indian lands in 18…
In memory of theSoldiers and Indian allieswho died in combat with theUpper Creek Indians during theHorseshoe Bend Campaign inthe Creek War of 1813-1814 In memory of theUpper Creek Warriorswho died in combat withUnited States forces duringthe Ba…
Here on the Horseshoe Battleground General Andrew Jackson and his brave men broke the power of the Creek Indians under Chief Menawa March 29, 1814
Here at 10:30 on the morning of March 27, 1814, general Jackson quickly emplaced his single battery, one 3-pounder and one 6-pounder. He immediately opened a lively but ineffective fire on the center of the sturdy log barricade. After his Indian a…
This stone marks the terminus of the route traced through the wilderness by Jackson's army during the Horseshoe Bend campaign.
Leading the charge on the Indian defenses, Major Montgomery fell while storming the log barricade, Horseshoe Bend was his first battle. But the 28 year old Tennessean already a distinguished lawyer, was among the most promising of Jackson's officers.
By dark, more than 800 Red Stick warriors were dead and at least 350 women and children were prisoners. Jackson's army suffered 154 men wounded and 49 killed. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend effectively ended the Creek Indian War. Five months later, …
[The] high ground which extended about mid-way from the breastwork to the river was in some manner open, but the declivity and flat which surrounded it was filled with fallen timber, the growth of which was very heavy, and had been so arrayed that…