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Collection Reference Number GLC07371
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Andrew Jackson to David Holmes regarding an attack on the Creek Indians
Date 4 November 1813
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Holmes, David  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Informs Mississippi Territory's Governor Holmes that on 2 November 1813, General John Coffee attacked the Creek Indians at Tallaseehatchee in upper Alabama, killing 186 warriors and taking 86 women and children prisoners. Concludes: "If I had sufficient supplies of provisions, I would, in short time, put an end to the Creeks." In a post script, notes that "one of the Creek prophets was killed." With note at bottom of p. 1 by Tennessee's Governor Willie Blount, dated 9 November from Nashville: "This opened here by mistake." Written from Jackson's camp at Ten Islands.
Subjects Military History  President  American Indian History  Prisoner of War  Women's History  Children and Family  Battle  Prisoner  Military Provisions  Death  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Holmes, David (1770-1832)  Blount, Willie (1768-1835)  Coffee, John (1772-1833)  
Place written Ragland, Alabama
Theme The Presidency; Native Americans; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information This attack was part of Jackson's campaign against the Creek during the War of 1812.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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