THE BATTLE OF BURNT CORN, also known as the BATTLE OF BURNT CORN
CREEK, was an encounter between
* 1 Background * 2 Battle * 3 References * 4 External links
In July 1813,
Peter McQueen and a large party of "
Red Sticks "
warriors proceeded to
But Samuel Moniac, a Creek warrior, testified August 2, 1813 after the events, “High Head told me that, when they went back with their supply, another body of men would go down for another supply of ammunition; and that ten men were to go out of town, and they calculated on 'five horse-loads for every town'.”
The Americans scattered the Red Sticks, who fled to the nearby swamps. Flush with victory, the Americans began looting the Red Sticks' pack-horses. From the swamp, the Creeks noticed that the Americans had dropped their guard. The Creek re-grouped and launched a surprise attack of their own, which scattered the Americans.
* ^ Lossing, Benson (1868). The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of
1812. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. p. 751.
* ^ A B Braund, Kathryn E. Holland (October 28, 2008). "Creek War
of 1813–14". The Encyclopedia of Alabama. Archived from the original
on May 28, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
* ^ A B Adams, Henry (1891). History of the