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Natchez Campaign of 1813


NATCHEZ CAMPAIGN OF 1813. The Natchez Campaign of 1813 was waged by U.S. forces against the Creeks of the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers region, then the eastern frontier of the Mississippi Territory. The Creeks threatened hostilities early in 1813, and a brigade of volunteers from Natchez country, commanded by Gen. F. L. Claiborne, was ordered to Fort Stoddert, on the Tombigbee. Following the Creek attack on Fort Mims on the east bank of the Alabama River about thirty-five miles above Mobile, 30 August 1813, Claiborne was reinforced and was able to destroy the Creek stronghold at the Holy Ground in present-day Lowndes County, Alabama, on 23 December 1813.


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Edgar B.Nixon/a. r.

See alsoCreek War ; Indian Policy, U.S.: 1775–1830 ; Indian Removal ; Mississippi ; Native Americans .

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