By Dr. Douglas Campbell
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend occurred during the War of 1812 in what is now central Alabama. US Army forces and allied Native American Warriors attacked a force of Red Stick Creek Warriors that fortified a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Tallapoosa River. The battle effectively ended the Creek War and helped to secure the southwest United States against the British during the War of 1812.
Dr. Doug Campbell of the History Instruction Office of the Command and Tactics Directorate, MCoE, built an extensive PowerPoint packet of staff ride materials that he generously shared with the AUP. This packet contains everything an organization needs to conduct its own staff ride and study of the Creek War: a comprehensive list of sources, a stand list with detailed directions and suggested topics of discussion at each stand, a narrative on the battle, personal accounts, and other sites associated with the Creek War.
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