George Upton participated in the War of 1812, or that portion involving the campaign against the Indians. He is on a militia roster in Morgan Co, GA in 1813 with Maj. Thomas Hogg's Battalion. This Company was at Fort Defiance. The diary of Thomas Davis puts the unit at the battles of Autosee, Tallasee and Ft. Defiance, Al.
They first encamped briefly at Camp Pike, then Camp Hope until late October, then at Ft. Lawrence on the Flint River until Nov 18th, then Ft. Mitchell on the Chattahoochee in Russell Co, AL until Jan 17. They then proceeded to Ft. Hill in Dougherty Co not far from the Calibee Battle Ground. On Jan 25 they marched towards the old Tuckabachi town on the Tallapoosa and camped 5 miles from Ft. Hull and 12 miles from Ottassee. They remained at camp Ft. Defiance until Feb 1, then returned to Ft. Hull then to Ft. Hawkins where they were discharged.