Battle Of Horseshoe Bend Character Analysis

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The Army characterizes leadership by many attributes and core competencies that led to very specific out comes ranging from, creating healthy climates, securing U.S. interests, and mission success. Through the hard work and determination of General Jackson he later became the seventh President of the United States of America. Army doctrine provides the core concept that describes what leaders need to be, know, and do to be successful. Specifically, during the Creek American War General Jackson displayed many of these great attributes however, these were no more evident than in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Moreover, the Battle of Horseshoe Bend was directly related to the American Indian Wars and later lead to the signing of the Indian Removal …show more content…
Moreover, his resilience was always visible, which motivated his soldiers to follow his orders and lead them to trust one another along with any decisions made by Jackson. During the battle, Jackson remained extremely resilient and adapted to many changes. This showed in his determination to return to the battlefield after suffering a life-threatening injury. At the beginning of the war, Jackson became the victim of a gun fight which lead to a bullet entering his left arm during a solider dispute which left him horribly wounded. Despite his injuries, Jackson was the first person to stand up for the Tennessee Militia and lead them into battle. This inspired the men to work for him. Not only did Jackson display great presence, he also showed an extreme level of resilience. Jackson came from a life-threatening injury and was willing to put his life on the line again in such a short period of time. Brandau states: “Jackson was in a very bad temper. He was recuperating from a shoulder wound in a drunken brawl the previous Fall with the Benton brothers” (Brandau 1991, 774). Moreover, Jackson’s injury was still affecting him six months later during the battle. Even though he had this injury his resilience proved to his men that he was a dedicated leader that would not give up and would even risk his own life for them. Jacksons continuous presence on the battlefield and resilience to life-threatening circumstances was a positive motivation tool for his forces which led to the successful victory at Horseshoe

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