Saturday, August 10, 2013

Arming To Attack Ft. Bowyer

In the summer of 1814, the British brig Orpheus debarked 22,000 stand of arms, with munitions of war and officers, in the Bay of Apalachicola, Florida, for the purpose of arming the Creek Indians, seduced from the peace they had just made with the United States, and enlisting them to renew hostilities ; who were embodied, armed, and, in British uniform, drilled in Pensacola by Captain Woodbine, of the marines. [Source]

In the summer of 1814 the British brig Orpheus landed troops at Apalachicola Bay in Florida and aroused the Creeks to join in an intended attack upon Fort Bowyer

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