Monument at Mound Hill Cemetery
—The Battle of the Forty Foot Pitch —
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
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. Touch 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
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 25, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.