Battle of Talladega
Talladega was a Creek village located thirty miles from Fort
Strother. Upon learning that Talladega was under siege by Red
Sticks, Jackson led his troops there and fought and won the
battle of Talladega on November 9, 1813.
An historic marker on the grounds of the county courthouse on
the square in downtown Talladega explains the battle. Also in
Talladega, a more elaborate monument that provides more
detailed information on the battle stands just off Highway 21 as
you head south out of the city. The friendly Creek village was
supposedly located on the current site of a city cemetery located
a few blocks east of the battlefield monument. Another
monument commemorating the battle lies inside the cemetery.