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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park








Description of Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Location: Alexander City, Alabama  Map

Area: 2,040 acres (8.26 km2)


Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is a national military park that was a site of last important battle of the Creek War on March 27, 1814. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is a site where Tennessee militia with a help of 39th US Infantry Regiment and native allies (Cherokee, Choctaw and Lower Creek tribes) under command of General Andrew Jackson faced of with the coalition of Cherokee and Lower Creek Native American tribes. At the end of Horseshoe Bend Battle over 800 natives were killed while American army lost 47 soldiers and 23 of their Native allies. It was single largest loss of native tribes in American history. Shortly after the battle the Creeks signed Treaty of Fort Jackson. This led to cessation of 23 million acres (93,000 km2) of land from the states of Alabama and Georgia to American government. On August 9, 1814, the Creeks signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, which ceded and in Alabama and Georgia to the United States government.








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