Gilbert C. Russell

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Gilbert Christian Russell (May 18, 1782 - May 25, 1861) was an American military officer who served during the Creek War. Born in Virginia, Russell moved to Alabama as a young man. During the Creek War, he was the commander of the 3rd regiment of the United States Army. His soldiers reinforced Fort Claiborne and, in December 1813, launched an invasion of the core of the Creek Nation which culminated in his victory over the Creek around the village known to the American soldiers as Holy Ground Town. Russell County, Alabama was named in his honor.