Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Fort Recovery
Isaac Paxton of Captain Alexander Gibson's rifle company
On June 29, 1794, a supply convoy led by Major William McMahon left Greeneville. Over 360 packhorses carrying supplies, accompanied by 50 dragoons and 90 rifleman, arrived at Fort Recovery in the evening. At the same time, the American Indian alliance, consisting of 2,000 warriors and again under the direction of Weyapiersenwah (Blue Jacket) and Mihšihkinaahkwa (Little Turtle), was gathering north of Fort Recovery. In an increased effort to protect their homelands and their way of life against the invading U.S. forces and encroachment of settlers, additional tribes had joined the alliance with the goal of cutting off U.S. supply lines. McMahon's soldiers and men with packhorses could not fit within the small fort, so they camped about 400 yards away. On the morning of June 30, the convoy was given orders to return to Greeneville. The American Indian alliance attacked the convoy at sunrise, no more than
Erected by National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program and the State of Ohio. (Marker Number 10.)
Location. 40° 24.855′ N, 84° 46.776′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Wayne Street and West Boundary Street, on the right when traveling south on Wayne Street. This marker is part of a cluster of three markers, that are located on the southwest corner of the intersection, on a sliver of a vacant lot, next to a brick building. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locating the Fort (here, next to this marker); Building Fort Recovery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Role of Women in the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Clair's Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of the Wabash (within shouting distance of this marker); Strong, tall, redheaded Nance (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.