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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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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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