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Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

On This Triangle of Land

 
 
On This Triangle of Land. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
1. On This Triangle of Land. Marker
Inscription.  On this triangle of land between the rivers, Indian forces under Chiefs Little Turtle (Miami) and Blue Jacket (Shawnee) surrounded and attacked General Arthur St. Clair's troops on November 4, 1791. Of his 1,300 soldiers, well over half were killed or wounded. It was the worst defeat ever inflicted upon the U.S. Army. This battle had worldwide repercussions and led to the first Congressional investigation in the nation's history.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 40° 24.841′ N, 84° 46.867′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on Fort Site Street south of West Boundary Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located along the "Fort Recovery Battlefield Walking Tour." More specifically, it is situated along the walking path that is found behind the Fort Recovery Museum, in the park that is part of the state historic site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fort Site Street, Fort Recovery OH 45846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Wabash River (here, next to this marker);
On This Triangle of Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. On This Triangle of Land Marker
The Wabash (Ouabache) River (here, next to this marker); Native Cultures (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Fort Recovery (a few steps from this marker); On Christmas Day 1793 (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Wabash (a few steps from this marker); The Greeneville Treaty Boundary Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Prologue to 1791 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
 
On This Triangle of Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. On This Triangle of Land Marker
View of the marker looking east along the park walking path, with a distant view of the backside of the Fort Recovery Museum in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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