Defiance in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Legion of Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne's army was made up of four sub-legions totaling nearly 2500 men plus a group of about 1200 mounted Kentucky militia led by general Charles Scott. Wayne's second in command was General James Wilkinson. Since Fort Defiance was a small enclosure, supplemental fortifications, referred to as redoubts, were constructed. Three of the four sub-legions were deployed in redoubts. Wayne's command was stationed near the garrison. Wilkinson's redoubt was located on the north side of the Maumee about a mile west of the point. Additional redoubts were located east along the north side of the Maumee near Blue Jacket's village and south on the Auglaize east bank near Buckongahelas' and Big Cat's village. The Kentucky militia was deployed to the west along the north slope of Coe's Run (Riverside Cemetery), the narrowest point of land between the rivers. Wayne ordered the placement of an abatis (tree tops with sharpened branches pointing outward) upon the north slope. Wayne remained in the area for about six weeks from August 8 through September 15, 1794.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary.
Location. 41° 17.25′ N, 84° 21.433′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on Fort Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Blockhouse (here, next to this marker); Construction Of Fort Defiance (here, next to this marker); Fort Defiance Flagstaff (here, next to this marker); Fort Defiance (a few steps from this marker); Cross Section of the Trench (a few steps from this marker); North Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Spemica Lawba–Johnny Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Defiance, 1794 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
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