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Map Regarding the Battle of Horseshoe Bend

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0352

This collection includes a hand drawn map from 1814 of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The map includes a drawing of the river along with battle positions. The back of the map includes "29th Rgt. Infantry The map of the horse [shoe] in the creek nation" among other notes and scribblings.

Dates

  • 1814

Language

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes a hand drawn map from 1814 of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The back of the map includes "29th Rgt. Infantry The map of the horse [shoe] in the creek nation" among other notes and scribblings.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was fought during the War of 1812 in the Mississippi Territory, now central Alabama. On March 27, 1814, United States and American Indian forces under Major General Andrew Jackson defeated the Red Sticks, a part of the Creek Indian tribe who opposed American expansion, effectively ending the Creek War. On August 9, 1814, Andrew Jackson forced the Creek to sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson. Andrew Jackson and his forces won the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. Horseshoe Bend was the major battle of the Creek War, in which Jackson sought to "clear" the Mississippi Territory for American settlement. He commanded an army of Tennessee militia men, which he had turned into a well-trained fighting force.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480