Editor Marschalk used the paper to attack his bitter rival George Poindexter.Link to the catalog
January 1813: Andrew Jackson arrives in Natchez to defend the Gulf Coast
Before the fighting began, the Tennesseans were dismissed. Jackson led the men back to Nashville on a grueling march up the Natchez Trace, earning the nickname “Old Hickory” for his toughness.Link to the catalog
April 1813: United States forces capture Mobile from the Spanish
The European power no longer controlled any part of the Mississippi Territory.
Image: United States Infantryman’s button found near Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama.
July 27, 1813: Creek War begins
War began with the battle of Burnt Corn Creek, northeast of Mobile.Link to the catalog
August 30, 1813: Red Sticks win Battle of Fort Mims
At the battle of Fort Mims on August 30, 1813, the hostile Creeks killed not only soldiers but women and children. News of this disaster shocked the nation and galvanized Americans into action to put down the Red Stick rebellion.Link to the catalog
November 12, 1813: Frontiersmen kill eleven Red Stick Indians in famous “Canoe Fight”
Frontiersman Sam Dale led the battle on the Alabama River.Link to the catalog
December 1813: “Holy Ground” on the Alabama River captured from Red Stick Creeks
A Mississippi Territorial force led by Ferdinand Claiborne defeated Red Sticks led by William Weatherford, also known as Red Eagle, who escaped capture by leading his horse off a fifteen-foot bluff into the Alabama River.Link to the catalog