Category: Creek War of 1813-14 Forts

The Creek War of 1813-14 began as a civil war, largely centered among the Upper Creeks, whose towns were located on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, and upper reaches of the Alabama rivers. The struggle pitted a faction of the Creeks who became known as Red Sticks against those Creeks who supported the National Council, a relatively new body that had developed from the traditional regional meetings of headmen from the Creek towns.

On July 27, 1813, the Mississippi Territorial Militia intervened in a civil war that had been raging within the Creek Nation in Alabama and Georgia. The militia’s attack on a Creek supply train at Burnt Corn Creek in Alabama brought the United States into a bloody conflict that is remembered today as the Creek War of 1813-1814.

Fort Stoddard

A Federal post that was erected at Mount Vernon Landing soon after the Spanish vacated the northern portion of West Florida. Aaron Burr was held here in 1807 after his arrest for treason. At one time (pre Civil War) the site was reserved as a subpost of Mount Vernon Arsenal. Also spelled Stodderd in some sources. The name of the town was later altered from the original spelling.

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