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

The Battle of Fort Recovery

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
1. The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
Inscription.  
On June 30 and July 1, 1794, 200 well-trained
soldiers, under the command of Captain Alexander
Gibson, successfully defended this fort against the
frontal, relentless attack of 2,500 Indians led by
Little Turtle, Blue Jacket, and obvious "Redcoats."
This battle broke the back of Indian resistance and
led the way to the signing of the Treaty of Greeneville
on August 3, 1795.

 
Location. 40° 24.846′ N, 84° 46.871′ 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. On Christmas Day 1793 (here, next to this marker); On This Triangle of Land. (a few steps from this marker); The Old Wabash River
The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Wabash (Ouabache) River (a few steps from this marker); Native Cultures (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Wabash (within shouting distance of 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.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
View, looking east along the park walking path, of a pair of markers, with the featured marker being the farther of the two. In the distant background is a view of the backside of the Fort Recovery Museum.
The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. The Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
View, looking west along the park walking path, of a pair of markers, with the featured marker being the nearest of the two.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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