As Jackson's army continued its rampage, more and more Indian villages aligned with his army rather than be slaughtered, strengthening his army and his knowledge of the area. Certain death awaited those who opposed Jackson. At Talladega, his army killed more than three hundred–at a loss of only fifteen in his own army. Jackson even threatened his own men with death to prevent a mutinous company from returning to Tennessee.The government, recognizing Jackson's hard-driving leadership, sent 5,000 more troops to join his army. At Horseshoe Bend, Jackson finished off the Creek tribe. Jackson offered no quarter in the daylong battle, overrunning position after position and eventually killing more than five hundred on land, in addition to perhaps two hundred more who drowned trying to swim away. The grateful government offered Jackson an official position as major general of the U.S. Army, commanding the Seventh District–
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