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The Fort Mitchell Site is one of the historical parks in Russell County, Alabama. It was a war post from 1813 to 1814 during which an internal civil war already reached the Burnt Corn Creek and Fort Mims, Alabama. It was built by the troop of General John Floyd who was coming from Georgia to Creek Nation to control the Red Stick movement. The fort was named under Georgia?s Governor David B. Mitchell.

Originally, the Fort Mitchell was just a rectangular structure built on top of the hill. It became Floyd?s troop base because of its strategic location overlooking the Chattahoochee River and in close proximity with Autosee village. It was also the garrison of wounded United States soldiers in the area. During 1820, the fort was replaced by smaller walls which became the barracks when Creek War of 1836 started. The second fort was significant in the history of Creek people as it was their starting point when they marched to Oklahoma and flee from the raging war in Creek.

Today, the Fort Mitchell site is a historic burial ground and museum which showcases the artifacts and relics of the past wars like old carriages, military equipment, and uniforms. The log cabin house of soldiers in 19th century was reconstructed. Visitors can climb up to the second level of the cabin. There is also a visitor center where a film showing the history of the fort is being shown. There are life-sized exhibits which show how the fort was built.
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