The Fort Mims Massacre 1813

[ 1813 ]

A large force of young Creek Indians, the "Red Sticks," went on the warpath to avenge a recent ambush of them by American white settlers and to recover Indian lands taken by the whites. On August 30, 1813, the Creek under Chief Red Eagle (William Weatherford) (1780?-1824) made a surprise raid on Fort Mims, a temporary fortification at the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers in lower Alabama. Despite Red Eagle's calls for restraint, the Indians massacred some 500 whites, causing a concerted effort by US militiamen to seek revenge and crush the Creek nation.

Total Casualties 617 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 365 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed 252 / Wounded
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Red Stick Creek and United States of America 1813 / 8 / 30 1813 / 8 / 30 View

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