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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Battle Begins

Ravine

 

—August 20, 1794 —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
1. The Battle Begins Marker
Inscription. Wayne's advance units of scouts and militia collided with the Native Confederacy's position in the dense forest. In a fierce fight, the U.S. forces were driven back to the main columns of the Legion.

Under the cover provided by the advance units the Americans expanded in a wide front in battle formations. Throughout this process, the Natives used fallen trees and the landscape to exchange gunfire with the Americans.
 
Erected by Metroparks of the Toledo Area.
 
Location. 41° 33.105′ N, 83° 41.572′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from North Jerome Road south of Monclova Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Metropark, just beyond the densely wooded forest area, in a clearing, and is the eighth in a series of markers seen along the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ready, Aim, Fire! (here, next to this marker); The Battle Ends (here, next to this marker); Caught Off Guard (approx.
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By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
2. The Battle Begins Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing a reenactor portraying a woodland Native American.
0.2 miles away); Cover and Camouflage (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Long March (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aftermath of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Treaty of Greenville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early American Defeats (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
More about this marker. This particular marker is one of three markers located in an area that is part of the main park trail known as the "Battle Line Node." The node area is surrounded by a number of large, rough cut, rectangular, stones, sitting in a clearing near the woods.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Battle Begins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
3. The Battle Begins Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing reenactors portraying General Wayne's Legionnaires.
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By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
4. The Battle Begins Marker
A distant view, from the edge of the woods, of the marker looking east (when walking away from the park's Visitor Center) along the park's walking trail.
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By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
5. The Battle Begins Marker
View, looking east, of the "Battle Line Node," where this marker is located.
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By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
6. The Battle Begins Marker
View of this marker, as one of the three markers (featured marker on the right) in the "Battle Line Node."
The Battle Begins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
7. The Battle Begins Marker
View of the marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
8. The Battle Begins Marker
View, looking west, towards the woods and the Visitor Center, of the "Battle Line Node," where this marker is located.
The Battle Begins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
9. The Battle Begins Marker
A more distant view, looking west, towards the woods and the Visitor Center, of the "Battle Line Node," where this marker is located.
The Battle Begins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
10. The Battle Begins Marker
View of a map of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield park, showing the park's walking trail in red, and showing the "Battle Line Node" (where this marker is located), near the center of the map.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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