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Battle of Horseshoe Bend 1814

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Battle of Horseshoe Bend, or Battle of Tohopeka

Tallapoosa County, Alabama March 27, 1814

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend: Collision of Cultures, National Parks Service. (based on the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.)

Date: 27 Mar 1814
Location: near Dadeville, AL
Victor: US and allied Native American
Total force 1000 to 1200 warriors -est.
Casualties 557 to 800 killed[1]

Maj. General Andrew Jackson's Forces

Maj. General Andrew Jackson commanding

Captain Jesse Bean's Company of Mounted Spies
Major L. P. Montgomery's 39th U.S. Infantry Regulars
General George Doherty's Brigade
Colonel Ewen Allison's 1st Regiment of East Tennessee Militia
Captain Everett's Company
Captain King's Company
Captain Loughmiller's Company
Captain Winsell's Company
Captain Hampton's Company (was at Fort Armstrong)
Colonel Samuel Bunch's 1st Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Infantry
Captain Francis Berry's Company
Captain Nicholas Gibbs' Company
Captain Jones Griffin's Company
Captain Moses Davis' Company
Captain Joseph Duncan's Company
Captain John Houk's Company
General Thomas Johnson' Brigade
Colonel Stephen Copeland's 3rd Regiment of Tennessee Militia
Captain Moses Thompson's Company
Captain Allen Wilkinson's Company
Colonel Richard C. Napier's 1st Regiment West Tennessee Militia
Captain James McMurray's Company
Colonel John Brown's East Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen
General John Coffee's Brigade
Colonel Robert Dyer's Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen
Captain David Deadrick's Artillery company, two six-pound cannon
Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaws warriors
Total force unknown
Casualties 26 to 32 killed, 99 to 111 wounded

Creek Warriors "Red Sticks"

Menawa -War Leader

Oakfuskie or Ocfuske Town
Oakahoga or Oakchoie Town
New Yorcau or New Yanka Town
Hillabee Town
The Fish Pond Town
Eufaula or Eufaulahatche Town


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