Near Daviston in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
While the Long Roll Was Beating
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
I never had such emotions as while the long roll was beating...It was not fear, it was not anxiety or concern of the fate of those who were so soon to fall but it was a kind of enthusiasm that thrilled through every nerve and animated me with the belief that the day was ours without adverting to what it must cost us...
Maj. John Reid, Tennessee Militia
While General Coffee's men took position across the Tallapoosa River, Major General Jackson stationed his remaining soldiers here, in front of the Red Stick's log barricade (marked by the white posts). In this field about 1,400 of Jackson's 2,000 men were Tennessee Militia; 600 were regulars from the 39th U.S. Infantry Regiment.
On both sides the tension built while cannon-shot slammed into the barricade. At 12:30 p.m. the drums beat the long roll announcing the order to charge. The army surged forward. Drummers like Americus Hammock, one of several African American soldiers with Jackson, echoed the pounding hearts of the men as they advanced into battle.
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 58.502′ N, 85° 44.135′ W. Marker is near Daviston, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker can Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11288 Horseshoe Bend Road, Daviston AL 36256, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charge! (here, next to this marker); Designed for Defense (here, next to this marker); Major Lemuel P. Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Horseshoe Bend Battleground Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gun Hill (about 300 feet away); Futile Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Fought to the Last (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daviston.
Also see . . . Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. (Submitted on August 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.