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White Hall in Lowndes County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Holy Ground Battlefield

 
 
Holy Ground Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 28, 2018
1. Holy Ground Battlefield Marker
Inscription. One of the significant battles of the Creek War of 1813-14 occurred near here on December 23, 1813. The 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry forces under the command of General F. L. Claiborne attacked a band of Creek Indians. Called "Holy Ground" by Creeks the spot was said to have supernatural powers, and was the home of Creek prophets.

Led by William Weatherford, their half-Creek, half-Scottish chief, the Indians staged a spirited defense of their homes. After thirty-three of their warriors were killed, the greatly outnumbered Creeks fled into the forest or across the Alabama River. Weatherford was the last to escape, making a dramatic leap on horseback from a bluff into the flooded river.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Location. 32° 21.255′ N, 86° 41.617′ W. Marker is in White Hall, Alabama, in Lowndes County. Marker can be reached from Holy Ground Road 2.3 miles north of Jones Bluff Road (County Road 40). Touch for map. Take the first left, just after the gate shack, to the picnic area near the Alabama River. Marker is at or near this postal address: Holy Ground Road, Lowndesboro AL 36752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert J. Pickett (approx. 5.6
Holy Ground Battlefield Marker at Holy Ground Battlefield Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 28, 2018
2. Holy Ground Battlefield Marker at Holy Ground Battlefield Park.
The Alabama River is just below this wooden deck in background.
miles away); Autaugaville (approx. 5.8 miles away); Campsite 2 (approx. 6 miles away); A Price Paid (approx. 6.1 miles away); You Gotta Move (approx. 6.1 miles away); After the March—Tent City (approx. 6.1 miles away); It Started in Selma (approx. 6.1 miles away); No Isolated Incident (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Hall.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Holy Ground - White Hall, Alabama. (Submitted on April 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWars, US Indian
 
Some nearby weathered info on this and other Creek Indian War events. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 28, 2018
3. Some nearby weathered info on this and other Creek Indian War events.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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