Remembering a tragedy

Visitors honored those killed at the massacre at Fort Mims

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / GULF COAST MEDIA
Posted 8/31/22

During the weekend, visitors honored those killed at the massacre at Fort Mims at the Fort Mims Restoration Association's annual re-enactment. On Aug. 30, 1813, a force of about 700 Creek Indians …

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Remembering a tragedy

Visitors honored those killed at the massacre at Fort Mims

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During the weekend, visitors honored those killed at the massacre at Fort Mims at the Fort Mims Restoration Association's annual re-enactment. On Aug. 30, 1813, a force of about 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims, in present-day northern Baldwin County, killing 250 defenders and taking at least 100 captives. It was the first major battle of the Creek War of 1813-14.

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