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Eaton in Preble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Monument at Mound Hill Cemetery

Lowery’s Needle

 

—The Battle of the Forty Foot Pitch —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
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close up, showing faded text; the beginning of the inscription
Inscription. 1- Erected by free contributions on the 17th.day of Oct.1847

2- In memory of Lieut.John Lowery of The second Sub-Legion Ensign Boyd of the first and 13 non-commissioned officers and privates who fell about five miles north of this place in an obstinate engagement with the Indians on the 17th.day of Oct.1793. Lieut. Lowery was from New Jersey and had served with reputation in the levies of 1791 under Gen. St. Clair. Ensign Boyd was a young man of much promise; they were in command of an escort of ninety men having in charge twenty wagons loaded with provisions and stores for the army of Gen.Wayne.

3- Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
 
Erected 1847.
 
Location. 39° 44.578′ N, 84° 38.844′ W. Marker is in Eaton, Ohio, in Preble County. Marker is on West Main Street (Ohio Route 122), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the EAST section of Mound Hill Cemetery. This is a very large cemetery separated by a creek. The WEST section is directly opposite Fort St Clair on Camden Road. This portion is off Main Street. It can be confusing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 533 W Main St, Eaton OH 45320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
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. Mound Hill Cemetery Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ortt's Preble County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Fort St. Clair (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roberts Bridge / Timber Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Roberts Bridge (approx. half a mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Physicians in the Indian Wars / Roster of Physicians in the Indian Wars (approx. half a mile away); Ortt Fort Saint Clair Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eaton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the namesake of the cemetery. The mound was constructed as a burial place for the fallen soldiers. The obelisk is often referred to as "Lowery's Needle". As with many names of this era, spelling can be variant.
 
Additional keywords. Anthony Wayne, Arthur St Clair
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
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3rd close up; the narrative continues
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
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4th close up; end of the narative
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the erection date
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the Latin Motto "There is nothing so sweet as to die for one's country." Tradition says General Anthony Wayne spoke these words during the funeral of soldiers.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
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marker can be seen at a distance
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
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veterans flag holder
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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