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Near Ansonia in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Sulphur Springs

 
 
Camp Sulphur Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Camp Sulphur Springs Marker
Inscription.
The army of
Maj. General Arthur St. Clair
camped on the ridge to the east from Sunday evening, October 30th, until the morning of November 2nd 1791, awaiting the forwarding of flour, tents and heavy baggage. The troops had advanced seven miles from Greenville Creek following the Wabash Trail. While here, a severe storm occured and some sixty hungry and disgruntled militiamen deserted threatening to plunder the provision wagons coming up the road. In order to apprehend the deserters and establish discipline three hundred select men from the first regiment were sent after them. For additional protection a heavy semicircular embankment of logs and earth was thrown across the exposed north side of camp.
Distance eighty one miles from Fort Washington (Cincinnati).
 
Erected 1936 by Mrs. W. Omer Patty.
 
Location. 40° 12.708′ N, 84° 41.212′ W. Marker is near Ansonia, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Ohio Route 49 0.7 miles south of Ohio Route 47, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large rock, that is situated in front of a rural residence, along the west side of a State Highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10158 State Route 49, Ansonia OH 45303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Camp Sulphur Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Camp Sulphur Springs Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Stillwater (approx. 2.9 miles away); Ansonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot” (approx. 5.5 miles away); Camp Mississinewa (approx. 6.2 miles away); Annie Oakley (approx. 7.5 miles away); Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away); Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away); Darke County Civil War Monument (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ansonia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arthur St. Clair. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. St. Clair's Defeat. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Camp Sulphur Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Camp Sulphur Springs Marker
View of the location of St.Clair's encampment, across the street from the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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