Near Gainestown in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Canoe Fight
On November 12, 1813, the Canoe Fight, one of the key assaults of the Creek War, took place nearby at the mouth of Randonís Creek where it flows into the Alabama River. Following the Fort Mims Massacre in August, small bands of Creek warriors persisted in attacks on settlements in the region. Capt. Sam Dale, stationed at Ft. Madison in Clarke County, volunteered to lead a mission to drive the Creeks from the area. The American militiamen, led by Dale, had launched their canoe the day before at Brazierís Landing (now Frenchís Landing) and moved upriver where
they encountered a canoe containing nine Indian warriors. The American militiamen were: Dale, Jeremiah Austill and James Smith. A ferryman
Erected 2013 by the Clarke County Historical Society.
Location. 31° 26.716′ N, 87° 38.659′ W. Marker is near Gainestown, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Road (County Road 33) and Tennessee Road, on the right when traveling north on Madison Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Madison Road, Gainestown AL 36540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. French's Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gainestown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Madison-Creek War 1812-13 (approx. 6.9 miles away); William B. Travis House C. 1820 (approx. 10 miles away); Masonic Lodge No. 3 (approx. 10 miles away); Perdue Hill Industrial School (approx. 10 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 10.1 miles away); Suggsville (approx. 10.1 miles away).
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Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Alabama article on the Canoe Fight. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Sam Dale. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. The Creek War of 1813 and 1814 - The Canoe Fight. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.