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WAR OF 1812 MARKERS ALABAMA

Bashi Skirmish, Clarke County
On Woods Bluff Road (unpaved) off Hwy. 69 in Campbell Community

During the Creek War, Col. William McGrew, along with 25 men, left Ft. St. Stephens looking for Creek Indians.  Near Woods Bluff, they were ambushed Col. McGrew was killed as were three others- Edmund Miles and twins Jesse and David Griffin. All were buried with military honors except David whose body was never found.


FORT LANDRUM
In Clarke County on Co. Rd. 3 next to Berry's Chapel
A Creek War fort was built here in 1812 around of home of John Landrum


FOR MADISON
County Road 35 in Clarke County
Fort established during Creek War
Commanded by Cpt. Sam Dale and Evan Austill
Choctaw chieftan Pushmataha often visited here.


Fort Sinquefield Clarke County
Hwy 84 E on Fort Sinquefield Road
is the site of an attack on settlers by Creek warriors
during the Creek War. Made famous by Isaac Hayden
who saved many settlers by leading a charge outside the fort
with a pack of barking dogs.

Marker placed in Clarke County on County Road 35
Andrew Jackson camped here in 1813 along with his troops.

Kimbell-James Massacre Clarke County U.S. Hwy 84 West of Whatley. The Massacre took place on September 1, 1813. The Red Stick Creek leader, Prophet Francis led Indians in the raid on the Kimbell home. They killed and scalped 12 of 14 (two survivors were left for dead), pillaged the house, and killed livestock. SEE For Story of a Survivor: Sarah Merrill' Miracle. Also SEE Wonderful account taken from Halbert and Ball. Refugees fled to Fort Sinquefield.

Jeremiah Austill is known as the Paul Revere of Clarke County.  As a teenager, he volunteered to make a dangerous night ride to Mt. Vernon following the Creek War attack on Ft. Sinquefield.  He was also a hero of the famed Canoe Fight on the Alabama River. Read more in our Museum Store.
Off of Co. Rd. 15. Head south past Central Salt Works marker. Take next dirt road to the right (Lady’s Landing Road). Go about 1/2 mile and take a left then take a right at the fork in the road.  Grave will be on right.

 

 

te Smith and Carolyn Drennen
with Robbie Purser, Regent of the Grove Hill Dar Chapter
shown here at the Grave of Sgt. William Fontaine with
Reenactors from the Clarke County Living History Association

Location Report: See Daniel Cook Sr. under Veterans Buried AL

Graves Marked
CAMP WILLS MARKER ERECTED

Alabama Daughters of 1812 marked and dedicated the graves of three 1812 patriots on Saturday, March 29 at the Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Attala, Alabama at 2:00 PM and erected a historical marker at the site of Camp Wills on Wills Creek. Camp Wills was established as a supply camp by General Jackson in September, 1813.

GRAVES MARKED
Robert Wood
Pvt. S.C. militia
War of 1812
1796-1874
Clarence and Lewis Rhea
Tennessee militia
War of 1812
Shiloh Cemetery is located on Highway 11, five miles south of the Hwy. 77/Hwy. 11 intersection in Attalla, Etowah Co., AL. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Etowah County with a number of monuments dated in the early to mid 1800's.