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

St. Clair Massacre

 
 
St. Clair Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. St. Clair Massacre Marker
Inscription.  On November 4, 1791 on this triangle of land between the rivers, Indian forces under Chief Little Turtle (Miamis) and Blue Jacket (Shawnees), surrounded General Arthur St. Clair's troops. Of his 1,200 soldiers, 900 were killed. It was the worst defeat ever inflicted on the U.S. Army. This "St. Clair Massacre" had worldwide repercussions and led to the first congressional investigation in U.S. history.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans.
 
Location. 40° 24.858′ N, 84° 46.833′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on Fort Site Street just south of West Boundary Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fort Site St, 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. Greene Ville Treaty Line (a few steps from this marker); Strong, tall, redheaded Nance (a few steps from this marker); St. Clair's Defeat / Battle of Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Recovery State Historic Site
St. Clair's Defeat Battlegound image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. St. Clair's Defeat Battlegound
View of interpretative trail along the battle area, on the Ohio Historic Society's property.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Wabash (Ouabache) River (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Cultures (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Wabash River (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Triangle of Land (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2021, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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