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

Camp Stillwater

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Camp Stillwater Marker
Inscription.
The army of
Major General Anthony Wayne
camped on the rising ground immediately
eastward on the night of July 28th, 1794 A.D.
After advancing twelve miles from headquarters
at Fort Greene Ville on the expedition against
the Indian tribes of the Maumee Valley.
The encampment was about six hundred yards
square, covering some seventy acres, and was
protected by a breastwork of felled trees on
the exposed sides. On July 29th, the army pushed
forward, following a well worn Indian path, to
the headquarters of the Wabash River, and camped
a short distance beyond Fort Recovery.
Camp Stillwater is eighty-six miles from
Fort Washington (Cincinnati, Ohio)

 
Erected 1936 by Martha Katzenberger.
 
Location. 40° 15.219′ N, 84° 41.671′ W. Marker is near Lightsville, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Ohio Route 49 2.2 miles north of Ohio Route 47, on the left when traveling north. 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. It is easy to miss this marker because much of the marker is obscured by a dense growth of vegetation
Camp Stillwater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Camp Stillwater Marker
and flowers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11568 State Route 49, Rossburg OH 45362, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Sulphur Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Camp Mississinewa (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ansonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); New Weston Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot” (approx. 7 miles away); Annie Oakley (approx. 7.1 miles away); Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wayne's Indian Campaign of 1794. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Anthony Wayne. 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.) 

3. Mad Anthony Wayne. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Camp Stillwater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Camp Stillwater Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground, with the embankment of the highway built on the old Indian Trail on the right, and vegetation growth line in the distant background that has grown along the nearby stream.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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