The Battle of Enotachopo January 24, 1814




This battle was part of Jackson’s failed military expedition against the Creek village of Emuckfaw. After the Indian and black soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation (Shawnee Confederation) had been driven off by the white soldiers under Jackson’s command, Jackson ordered his military force to return to Fort Struther. Jackson ordered several soldiers to act as scouts because he knew the soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation were probably following. When the white soldiers reached the Emuckfaw creek during the early morning hours of January 24, 1814, they were once again attacked by scores of brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation. After the battle commenced, many of the white soldiers eventually became confused then retreated from the battle. However, another group of white soldiers continued the battle then eventually drove off the soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation. White casualties at the two battles were 24 killed and 71 wounded. Jackson’s military expedition against the Creek village of Emuckfaw, was a dismal failure.