Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History


image from Bronze Map: 'Attack on Fort Mims, 1813'


6. Attack on Fort Mims, 1813

Northern Baldwin County


Red Stick Creek Indians attacked settlers, Mississippi militia, and mixed-blood Creeks who had sought refuge at a hastily built stockade at Samuel Mims's farm. Hundreds of settlers and Creeks died that day. The attack caused the Americans to raise militia units to fight the Indians in the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814, which led to the crushing defeat of the Creek Nation.