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Photographer: Tom Bosse
Taken: July 31, 2016
Caption: Tennessee Militia
Additional Description: The Tennessee Militia formed the backbone of the American line. Hailing from General Andrew Jackson's home state, many were veterans of his victory over the Creek Indians at Horseshoe Bend. Led by Generals William Carroll and John Coffee, their arrival offered Jackson the reassuring presence of familiar, combat-proven soldiers. Jackson demonstrated his unwavering confidence in the Tennesseans by positioning them at vulnerable points on the line. His foresight was rewarded on January 8, as the men from the Volunteer State secured the crucial left flank deep within the swamp and held firm in the center while receiving the full brunt of the British assault.
Submitted: December 10, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Database Locator Identification Number: p371978
File Size: 1.745 Megabytes
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