Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Information
|Horseshoe Bend National Military Park|
|Location||Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA|
|Nearest city||Alexander City, Alabama|
HORSESHOE BEND NATIONAL MILITARY PARK Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||2,040 acres (8.3 km2)|
|Established||July 25, 1956|
|Visitors||58,564 (in 2005)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Website||Horseshoe Bend National Historic Park|
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
|NRHP reference #||66000060 |
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is a U.S. national military park managed by the National Park Service that is the site of the last battle of the Creek War on March 27, 1814. General Andrew Jackson's Tennessee militia, aided by the 39th U.S. Infantry Regiment and Cherokee and Lower Creek allies, won a decisive victory against the Upper Creek Red Stick Nation during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend at this site on the Tallapoosa River. Jackson's decisive victory at Horseshoe Bend broke the power of the Creek Nation.
Over 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland. This was the largest loss of life for Native Americans in a single battle in the history of United States.