Fort Mims Layout
The Fort Mims massacre occurred on 30 August 1813, when a force of Creeks, belonging to the “Red Sticks” faction under the command of Peter McQueen and William Weatherford “Red Eagle", his cousin by marriage, killed hundreds of settlers, mixed-blood Creeks, and militia in Fort Mims.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 2) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)