Autographed Document Signed by Old Hickory
Andrew Jackson Autographed Document Signed.
Item Number: 79091
Autograph Document Signed by Andrew Jackson, dated Fort Williams, March 24th, 1814, concerning provision of rations for “ … eighty-three men under the command of Capt. A. Saunders for eight days … ,“ fold creases and browning. Mounted with a printed engraved portrait of Jackson. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures
Fort Williams was a supply depot built in early 1814 near Talladega Springs, Alabama. There, Jackson and his troops prepared for what would be known as the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which took place on March 27th, three days after this order was written. Jackson's troops defeated the Red Stick Creek, the last significant battle of the Creek War, which forced the Creek to cede half of Alabama and part of Georgia to the U.S. Government. The original site of Fort Williams is now submerged under the lake created by the construction of the Lay Dam in 1914.