In Recognition of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Horseshoe Bendby Representative Mike Rogers
Posted on 2014-01-15
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I ask for the House's attention
today to recognize Horseshoe Bend National Military Park on the
bicentennial of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend took place during the War of 1812 in what is now known as Daviston, Alabama. On March 27, 1814, General Andrew Jackson led American troops into a day-long battle against a faction of the Creek Indians. Although the battle was trying, General Jackson and his troops defeated the Red Sticks.
March 27, 2014, will mark the bicentennial of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The area where the battle took place is now known as Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. From March 27th-29th, a celebration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend will be held. This event aims to recreate frontier life in the year 1814 and seeks to emphasize the importance of the battle in United States history. The Alabama Tourism Department named the event one of its Top Ten Events for 2014.
Mr. Speaker, please join me and the community of Daviston, Alabama, in celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.