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Near Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey Marker
Inscription. Before you lay Piqua, or Picawey, a Shawnee settlement where 1,000 Kentucky militiamen under Col. George Rogers Clark defeated an alliance of Shawnee, Delaware, Mingo and Wyandot warriors on August 8, 1780 in the largest battle fought west of the Allegheny Mountains during the Revolutionary War.

Intent on halting Indian raids into Kentucky, Clark marched in seven days from the Ohio River to the Mad River. Crossing in the early afternoon nearly a mile downstream from here fierce fighting soon broke out on Clark's left flank and spread quickly in an encircling maneuver. Clark's men drove the Indians from hilltop positions into their cabins and a stockade inside the town.

Clark brought up a cannon to bombard the Indians from a rise above the stockade as they were gradually dislodged. Some infiltrated the woods to the rear of Clark's position, while others formed a line facing it. More heavy fighting followed and by nightfall the Indians had been routed. Obstructed by sheer rock cliffs that ran eastward from behind this spot. Clark's right flank was unable to prevent the Indians from escaping.

Short on provisions, Clark decided against pursuing the Indians. Instead, he ordered his men to burn the buildings and destroy the corn and vegetables before returning to Kentucky. Clark reported losses of 14 killed
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey Marker
and 13 wounded. He estimated Indian losses at more than three times his own.
 
Erected 1980 by Springfield and Clark County Revolutionary War Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 39° 54.565′ N, 83° 54.699′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Tecumseh Road (Ohio Route 369) 0.2 miles north of Ohio Route 4. Click for map. This historical marker is located in George Rogers Clark Historical Park, and is situated off of the beaten path, between the Hertzler House and the George Rogers Clark Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Keifer Cabin Site (a few steps from this marker); General George Rogers Clark / Tecumseh (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Piqua (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peckuwe Shawnee Memorial (about 400 feet away); Tecumseh (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Those Men Who Died in the Battle of Piqua (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different
The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey Marker
View, looking west, of historical marker in the left foreground and the George Rogers Clark Memorial off in the distant center background.
marker also named Battle of Piqua (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mad River Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Rogers Clark Historical Park. This is a link to information provided by the Clark County Park District. (Submitted on August 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. George Rogers Clark. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey Marker
View looking south of the historical marker in the right foreground and down in the valley below a view of Tecumseh Road (State Route 369) and State Route 4.
George Rogers Clark Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. George Rogers Clark Historical Park
This historical marker is located in the George Rogers Clark Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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