During the War of 1812, Sam Houston and future President Andrew Jackson faught alongside one another during the Creek War, also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War, a series of battles where Americans fought Native American tribes that were attempting to build a Confederacy of Indian tribes. On March 27, 1814, the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, was a battle that took place in the Mississippi Territory within present day central Alabama, in which Sam Houston was severely wounded by an arrow piercing. After the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, the civil war ended and many of the “Red Stick Indians” sought refuge in Spanish territories in either Flordia or in Mexico.
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Jackson, Mississippi – Named After President Andrew Jackson
In 1821, four years after Mississippi became a state the city of Jackson, was founded at the site of a trading post situated on a bluff on the west bank of the Pearl River. Legend tells that the trading post was operated by a French-Canadian trader named Louis LeFleur, and the town originally was called LeFleur’s Bluff, Mississippi.
On November 28, 1821, a legislative act authorized the area of LeFleur’s Bluff to be the permanent seat of government for the state and for the town to renamed to Jackson, in honor of U.S. Army Major General Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson would later become the seventh President of the United States after having the capital of Mississippi named after him.
The Founding Of Tuskegee, Alabama
The area within Tuskegee, which had a French fort built in it, was granted to the British, by the French, after the French and Indian War. The British were he first to have Europeans establish settlements within the area of Tuskegee.
The town of Tuskegee, within Macon County, Alabama, was founded and laid out in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, a Creek War veteran under President Andrew Jackson, and made the county seat that year. Tuskegee, Alabama was incorporated in 1843.