- Affairs of the Creek Indians
June 21, 1825 BALDWIN, Georgia Crime/Violence, Native-Americans, Race-Relations, War
Few men had the leadership skills of General William McIntosh. His illustrious military career included leading the Creeks against the British in the War of 1812, defeating the Upper Creek Indians against their Lower Creek foes in the Creek Civil War, and heading a national police force to continue the fight against the Upper Creeks. Yet, these military conquests also created many enemies, especially...
- Robbery by Spaniards
April 22, 1831 BIBB, Georgia Crime/Violence, Native-Americans
Ten years after the acquisition of Florida from Spain, Mr. Munroe, his wife, and a guide rode horseback on a secluded road near Matanzas, Georgia, a few short miles from the Florida border. Although most cross border violence subsided in the decade that passed since Florida joined the United States, the Munroes would not be so lucky on this April night. As they traveled down the road, two armed Spaniards...
- Creek Attack
May 25, 1825 BALDWIN, Georgia Crime/Violence, Native-Americans, War
In late April 1825, with the murder of William McIntosh and his brother Samuel Hawkins fresh on his mind, Benjamin Hawkins carefully rode his horses back towards his hometown of Montgomery, Georgia, in the fear of suffering a similar fate on his brother. Suddenly, he came upon a party of twenty Creek Indians within ten short steps of their horses. Frightened, a cousin of Hawkins? abruptly fired a...