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Iron image of a Native-American-looking man (Wauhatchie) set in concrete.

Wauhatchie was a 19th-century chieftain of the Cherokee Nation. [1] He lived along Lookout Creek in modern-day Hamilton County, Tennessee. [1] In the War of 1812 he served in a company of Cherokees under Capt. John Brown, Col. Gideon Morgan and Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, fighting the Creek Indians from Jan. 17 to April 11, 1814. He was moved west in the Cherokee removal of 1838. [1]

Cherokee Nation Domestic dependent nation

The Cherokee Nation, also known as the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is the largest of three Cherokee federally recognized tribes in the United States. It was established in the 20th century and includes people descended from members of the Old Cherokee Nation who relocated from the Southeast due to increasing pressure to Indian Territory and Cherokee who were forced to relocate on the Trail of Tears. The tribe also includes descendants of Cherokee Freedmen and Natchez Nation. Over 299,862 people are enrolled in the Cherokee Nation, with 189,228 living within the state of Oklahoma. According to Larry Echo Hawk, former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the current Cherokee Nation is not the historical Cherokee tribe but instead a "successor in interest".

Hamilton County, Tennessee County in the United States

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 336,463, making it the fourth-most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Chattanooga. The county was named for Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton County is one of 95 counties within the state of Tennessee. Hamilton County is the fourth most populated county in Tennessee and, has continued to grow in recent years. Hamilton County is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county was created on October 25, 1819. Hamilton county extended to the state line after absorbing parts of three different counties including Bledsoe, Marion, and Rhea. The county's creation was the result of a treaty signed with the Cherokee Indians in 1817.

War of 1812 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire

The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815. Historians in Britain often see it as a minor theater of the Napoleonic Wars; in the United States and Canada, it is seen as a war in its own right.



Wauhatchie is the namesake of Wauhatchie Pike, the Wauhatchie Confederate order of battle, the Wauhatchie Union order of battle, the Battle of Wauhatchie, and the Wauhatchie Extension Railway of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad.

Wauhatchie Pike

The Wauhatchie Pike is a historic path in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, U.S.. It was named after Wauhatchie, a Cherokee Nation chieftain. The path was an important location during the American Civil War of 1861-1865. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since July 11, 2001.

The following units and commanders fought at the Battle of Wauhatchie of the American Civil War on the Confederate side. The Union order of battle is listed separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization during the battle, and the reports.

The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Wauhatchie of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately. Order of battle compiled from the casualty returns and the reports.

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