The Story

The story of the battle at Fort Sinquefield is summarized in the slide presentation below, geared toward providing a summary of the events for elementary school children. Created in 2003, this presentation synthesizes the accounts contained in all known written historical sources on the fort, including: The Creek War of 1813 and 1814 by H.S. Halbert and T.H. Ball, originally published in 1895; History of Alabama by Albert Pickett, originally published in 1851; Clarke County Alabama and its Surroundings by T.H. Ball, originally published in 1879; Creek Indian History by George Stiggins (1788-1845) whose father was an English trader and mother was a member of the Natchez Tribe which was part of the Creek Confederacy; Benson Lossing’s Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812, published in 1896; and local historical accounts by Alexander Meek (1814-1865), an Alabama historian, author and public official.

In an effort to broaden understanding of the battle at the fort to better incorporate native perspectives, a conference was held in 2013 convening descendents of both the Creek tribe members and the settler families who fought at the battle.


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