The Creek War of 1813 and 1814 by Henry Sale HalbertThe Creek War of 1813 and 1814 by Henry Sale Halbert

The Creek War of 1813 and 1814

byHenry Sale Halbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE BATTLE OF BURNT CORN. From the letter of General James "Wilkinson, much of which has been quoted in a preceding chapter, we learn that more than three hundred hostile Creeks, under the Prophet Francis, were camped, on the 25th of June, at the Holy Ground. General 'Wilkinson writes: "The last information received of their doings was on Wednesday [the 23d of June], by Ward's wife, who has been forced from him with her children. She reported that the party, thus encamped, were about to move down the river to break up the half-breed settlements, and those of the citizens in the fork of the rivers." While this was, no doubt, the real and ultimate design of the hostile Creeks, it was first necessary to put themselves on a thorough war footing by procuring supplies of arms and ammunition from Pensacola. With this object in view, at some period in the early part of July, a party of Creeks, comprising a portion, if not all, of the hostile camp at the Holy Ground, with many pack-horses, took up the line of march for Pensacola. This party was under the command of Peter McQueen, at the head of the Tallassee warriors, with Jim Boy, as principal war chief, commanding the Atossees,* and Josiah Francis, com *Pickett in his narrative has here evidently made a slip, writing Autaugas for Atossees. H. S. H. manding the Alibamos. Pickett gives the entire force as amounting to three hundred and fifty warriors; Colonel Carson, in a letter to General Claiborne, estimates them at three hundred; but General Woodward, in his Reminiscences, simply states that their numbers have been greatly overrated. "On their way," writes Pickett, "they beat and drove off every Indian that would not take the war-talk. '> On their arrival at Burnt Corn Spring, situated at the crossing...
Title:The Creek War of 1813 and 1814Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891780

ISBN - 13:9780217891783

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