“where the Creek War of 1813-14 began”
A Battlefield of the Creek WarThere is an old saying in the South, "The Good Lord willing and the Creeks don't rise." The phrase has nothing to do with running streams, but instead is a flashback to the days of the Creek War of 1813-1814 and, particularly, the Red Stick attack on Fort Mims, Alabama. Fort Mims was a rough log stockade constructed in 1813 around the home of Samuel Mims, an early settler of Baldwin County, Alabama. The powerful Upper Creeks of Central Alabama were not particularly hostile towards Mims and his neighbors. Many, in fact, were related to the early settlers and Creek warriors often traded with and visited Mims and other residents of the Tensaw settlements.
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