On both sides the tension was building then cannon fire slammed into the barricade built by the Red Stick Warriors to protect the Village. At 12:30 pm the drums beat announcing the order to charge. An Army of two thousand men battled 1000 Native Americans defending the homeland but the overwhelming firepower and size of Jacksons army was too much for the Red Stick holdouts and the battle was won by dark.
Unfortunately Jacksons army suffered from 154 wounded men and 49 were killed. Sadly, more than 800 Red Stick Indian Warriors were slaughtered in the battle.
Hundreds of Indians that sided with the US decorated themselves with with white deer tails to distinguish themselves, then canoed across a few at a time to attack the Indian village of Tohopeka.