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

Battle of Fort Recovery

Anthony Wayne Parkway

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
Inscription.  In 1793, Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne led a third expedition against the Indians. On this site where St. Clair met defeat, he built a post significantly named Fort Recovery, Dec. 23-26, 1793. Here was won the Battle of Fort Recovery, the most signal victory of the Indian Wars. Early in the morning of June 30, 1794, a force of nearly 2,000 Indians under Chief Little Turtle, together with Canadian militiamen and British Officers, attacked a supply convoy near the fort. This detachment retreated within the stockade after losing its commander, Maj. William McMahon. The battle continued into the following day. Then the Indians retreated, beaten and divided, never again to gather in such force to challenge Wayne. A British officer present at the battle wrote in his diary: "Such a disappointment was never met with." The Battle of Fort Recovery was followed by Wayne's decisive defeat of the Indian Confederacy at Fallen Timbers, Aug. 20, 1794. The following year the Treaty of GreeneVille was signed, Aug. 8, 1795 which placed the Indians under the control of the United States and opened the Northwest Territory, in part, to peaceful American settlement.
 
Erected
Battle of Fort Recovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
View of historical marker in right foreground and the reconstructed Fort Recovery in the left-center background.
1954 by The Fort Recovery Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 40° 24.854′ N, 84° 46.815′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Site Street and West Boundary Street, on the right when traveling south on Fort Site Street. This historical marker is located on the western outskirts of the downtown business district of Fort Recover, Ohio. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. St. Clair's Defeat (here, next to this marker); Strong, tall, redheaded Nance (a few steps from this marker); Greene Ville Treaty Line (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Clair’s Defeat / Wayne’s Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Role of Women in the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Locating the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on a facility maintained by the Ohio Historical Society and in addition to this historical marker the site features a both a museum and a partial reproduction of the original Fort Recovery.
 
Also see . . .
Battle of Fort Recovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Battle of Fort Recovery Marker
View of the reconstructed Fort Recovery.

1. Fort Recovery. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Fort Recovery. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
<i>Stockade at Fort Recovery, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
By L.C. 5 & 10c Store, Ft. Recovery, circa 1930
4. Stockade at Fort Recovery, Ohio
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,872 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on November 18, 2014. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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