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Flowers left for Richard Bailey
When Dixon Bailey arrived at Ft Mims he was voted captian of the native militia company formally headed by 1Lt Thomas Dunn who lived just north of Ft Mims on Patotoe Bayou, the Dunns family plantation ( Cornelius Dunn and Sarah Lucas his wife from East Florida farm operation)... the company took over the defense of the north wall I believe. When the gate was breached on the morning of 30 August 1813, they fought hard to save as many lives as possible. It was about 150 militia soldiers against 1000 Red Stick Creeks... many were related by blood but divided by the future of the white mans culture and how it was changing the old Indian way of doing things, sparked by the Shawnee Profit and his brother Tecumsa, the panther from the north who was uniting the tribes as much as he could to try and save as much land as possible and be prevented from extinction he fore saw. Anyway, the garrison was being over run, the loop holes cpatured by the Creeks, and buildings were being set on fire... several holes had been axed open to allow escape and about 50 did. It was a rear defense that several soldiers tried to put up includeing my cousin John Hooven, whose family, brothers and sisters were being killed as he fought ( father, mother and 5 siblings), Bailey Dixon was wounded in the fight and later died of his wounds. John Hooven escaped with 2 others ( his sister Betsey captured an offers horse and was able to gallop off), Thomas Dunn was scalped and killed...... Dixons wife I believe was Mary Polly Durrant, daugher of Princess Sehoy III of the Wind Clan, and Benjamin Durrant. They were both killed in the Creek Wars of the time as well... dont know if Mary was at Ft Mims or not... over all very tragic to the small frontier community. I had many relatives inside the fort and relations within the Creeks as well. Captian Major Joseph P. Kennedy came 10 days later with a platoon of soldiers to survey the situation and busy the dead in a mass grave on site. His brother Joshua Kennedy owned the saw mill about 10 miles south and that was totally destroyed, burned to the ground... John Dahlen March 2013
- John Dahlen
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013

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