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Homer Milton
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Soldier
Appearances:
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
Type of Appearance: Direct
Homer Milton was a soldier of the War of 1812. He participated in the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the war. In 1813, he commanded Fort Hull for a time during the Creek War, after General John Floyd retreated.

Milton combined his forces with those of Gilbert C. Russell and Andrew Jackson in the months after the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

Homer Milton in Trail of GloryEdit

Colonel Homer Milton arrived at Fort Jackson in April, 1814. He and his colleague, Gilbert C. Russell, made it clear that they would not take orders from General Andrew Jackson, a militia man.

Prior to their arrival, Milton's men had foraged off of the resources of the Cherokee while the Cherokee were fighting the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Jackson, who'd promised the Cherokee that their property would be left alone, was outraged that his word had been violated, and proceeded to verbally demolish Milton.


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