1st Regiment of East Tennessee Drafted Militia
General George Doherty's Brigade
Colonel Ewen Allison's regiment
January 6, 1814 to May 18, 1814
names from Tennessee Soldiers in the War of 1812, Vol. 1
January 11, 1814
In January, 1814, the first regiment started in Knoxville, Tennessee. A few men deserted on January 16.
From there they traveled to Ross's Landing (which is now Chattanooga) on the Tennessee River.
Then they went to Fort Armstrong on Rock Island in Warren County, Tennessee.
Their next stop was Fort Deposit at the southern most point of the Tennessee River in Marshall County, Alabama.
They went on to Fort Strother which was an advanced supply base at the junction of the Coosa River and Canoe Creek in St. Clair County Alabama.
Finally they went to Fort Williams, a supply depot in southeast Alabama that was built in early 1814 in preparation for the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
March 30, 1814 Nashville Whig
George Gross died on March 20, 1814.
On March 27, 1814, they participated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. They were part of the right line of attack on the Creek fortifications. Major General Andrew Jackson's 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa’s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors. The Creek were in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Red Sticks died that day. The battle ended the Creek War.
April 20, 1814
On April 28, 1814 many of the men left sick at Fort Williams.
On May 2, 1814 some of the men remained in service at Fort Strother.
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was on March 27, 1814 in what is now central Alabama. U..S forces under Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indian Red Sticks.