St. Clair's Defeat / Battle of Fort Recovery
Anthony Wayne Parkway
Gen. Arthur St. Clair, the territorial Governor, made the second attempt with a badly trained army. He marched north from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) and reached this place on the evening of Nov. 3, 1791. The following morning, the army found itself surrounded by an Indian force commanded by Chief Little Turtle. After a furious battle, St. Clair's troops broke through the enemy encirclement and retreated southward. Here on this field they left approximately 900 dead and wounded, in what is relatively, the most disastrous defeat ever to befall an American Army. Victory was yet to be won.
Erected 1954 by The Fort Recovery Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Indian Wars Battlefield Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 3, 1791.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1-113 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. Strong, tall, redheaded Nance (a few steps from this marker); St. Clair Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene Ville Treaty Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Recovery State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Clair’s Defeat (1791) / Wayne’s Victory (1794) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Role of Women in the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Background of the Log Home and Original Owners (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of the Wabash. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge" (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. St. Clair's Defeat. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,088 times since then and 168 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 3. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.