Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Clair's Defeat
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: Military Native Americans • Notable Events • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Indian Wars Battlefield Trails series list.
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 left when traveling north 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 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. Battle of Fort Recovery (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 Locating the Fort (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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,486 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.