Near Cleves in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781
Border warfare characterized the American Revolution on the northwest frontier. Between August 26 and September 15, 1781, sixty-four survivors of Lochry's Expedition were held captive by "Butler's Rangers" (British-allied Indians led by George Girty) in a camp near this site. Colonel Archibald Lochry's battalion of Pennsylvania militia, part of a larger punitive expedition under General George Rogers Clark and traveling down the Ohio River behind the main force, was attacked by Girty's men ten miles downstream from the mouth of the Great Miami River near present-day Aurora, Indiana. Thirty-seven militiamen were killed in the August 24 battle, including Lochry, and the rest captured. Afterwards Rogers abandoned his objective of capturing British-held Detroit. The captives were taken to Detroit and eventually to Montreal. Tradition holds that fewer than twenty of Lochry's battalion ever returned to their homes.
Solomon Aikens; John Allenton; Abraham Anderson; Isaac Anderson; Thomas Atkinson; Melchior Baker; Alexander Burns; John Catt; William Clarke; Peter Connely; Manasseh Coyle; Charles Cracraft; Samuel Craig, Jr.;
Erected 2001 by Sons of the American Revolution and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 10.718′ N, 84° 44.793′ W. Marker is near Cleves, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Miami River Road and Jordan Road, on the right when traveling south on East Miami River Road. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “To commemorate the services of the citizens of Cleves” (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Henry Harrison / and the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal (approx. 1.6 miles away); Abraham Brower (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Cleves Symmes (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Henry Harrison Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Benjamin Harrison / William Henry Harrison (approx. 2 miles away); William Henry Harrison Tomb (approx. 2 miles away); Good Will Fresh Air Camp (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleves.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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