The War of 1812, also called “The Second American Revolution,” marks its bicentennial this year — and Alabama was a major site of action on the conflict’s southern frontier.
On Thursday, July 19 at noon, James W. Parker will present will present the program, “After the Horseshoe,” at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend in March 1814 is often thought of as the end of the Creek War in Alabama, but there were many large scale troop movements, campaigns and battles yet to come across the area, according to a program press release from the archives. The presentation will tell the often forgotten stories of the events and people after the Andrew Jackson led his troops to victory.
Parker, director of the Fort Toulouse / Fort Jackson State Historic Site near Wetumpka, is a Birmingham native who earned degrees in history, anthropology and American studies at the University of Alabama. His current research focuses on the period surrounding the Creek War of 1813-1814 and the War of 1812 in the South.
The program is part of the Becoming Alabama series and July’s ArchiTreats event. It’s made possible by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
For more information, call 334-353-4726.
The archives is at 624 Washington Ave. in Montgomery.