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Near Cleves in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Internment Camp     Lochry’s Expedition, 1781

 
 
Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
1. Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.  side A
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.

side B
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.;

Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
2. Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Marker
close up, side B; the list of names
James Dunseth; Joseph Erwin; Christian Fast; John Ferrell; Mathias Fisher; Richard Fleming; Henry Franks; John Guthrie; Michael Haire; George Hice; Abraham Hiley; John Hunter; Patrick Hunter; William Hurst; Thomas James; James Kean; Jacob Lawrence; Valentine Lawrence; Samuel Le Fever; John Lever; Ezekiel Lewis; William Marrs; William Marshal; George Mason; Dennis McCarty; Norman McCloud; Charles McGin; James McPherson; Michael Miller; Hugh Moore; Patrick Murphy; Robert Orr; Adam Owry; John Porter; Cary Quigley; Elihu Risley; William Roark; Joseph Robinson; James Scott; John Sence; Samuel Shannon; John Smith; John Stakehouse; Hugh Steers; Thomas Stokely; William Thompson; John Trimble; Richard Wallace; Robert Watson; Robert Wilson; William Worthington
 
Erected 2001 by Sons of the American Revolution and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-31.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists.
 
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
Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, full view
3. Site of Internment Camp Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Marker
Road, on the right when traveling south on East Miami River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4181 East Miami River Road, Cleves OH 45002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 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); Abraham Power (approx. 1.9 miles away); Congress Green Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mill Stone (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Miami Purchase (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleves.
 
Marker as seen from corner of Jordan Road image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
4. Marker as seen from corner of Jordan Road
Logo on marker - the Sons of the American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
5. Logo on marker - the Sons of the American Revolution
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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