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Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Battle Island

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Batte Island Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Batte Island Marker
Inscription.
Battle Island

About one mile east, on
June 7-8, 1872, Crawford's
expedition was annihilated
by the Indians and its
commander captured.
Also the site of a famous
Indian Gantlet Ground.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 40° 51.697′ N, 83° 16.717′ W. Marker was in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker was at the intersection of Ohio Route 53 and Ohio Route 67, on the right when traveling north on State Route 53. Click for map. This missing marker was located along the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail that runs from Upper Sandusky to Port Clinton and follows along State Route 53. Marker was in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle Island (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Stewart
Batte Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
2. Batte Island Marker
View of the missing maker site, looking east along State Route 67, in the direction of site of the "Battle Island" memorial.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 1.8 miles away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Ferree (approx. 2.4 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. In 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio
Batte Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
3. Batte Island Marker
View of the missing maker site, looking north along State Route 53, which was part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. The marker would have been just to the left of the nearby, backward facing stop sign, facing north and south along State Route 53.
Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Batte Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
4. Batte Island Marker
View looking north along State Route 53, which is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System, and a view of the State Route 67 road-sign, pointing east in the direction of the "Battle Island" memorial.
Batte Island Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
5. Batte Island Memorial
View of the nearby Battle Island Memorial, seen situated along an extension of County Road 47.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our missing marker), and the marker on the right is a type B.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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