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Near Battle Ground in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stricken Down in the Performance of Duty

 
 
Stricken Down in the Performance of Duty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
1. Stricken Down in the Performance of Duty Marker
Inscription.  In tribute to Major Joseph Hamilton Daviess, Grand Master of Masons in Kentucky, who fell in battle here, and to the many Freemasons of General Harrison's command whose valor is held in grateful remembrance.
 
Erected 1986 by Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Indiana.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 40° 30.351′ N, 86° 50.654′ W. Marker is near Battle Ground, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on Battleground Avenue near North Railroad Street. It is located in the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park in front of the large monument there. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Battleground Avenue, West Lafayette IN 47906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Potawatomi ‘Trail of Death’ Route (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Tippecanoe
The elaborate entrance to the Battlefield. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
2. The elaborate entrance to the Battlefield.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Methodist Camp (about 300 feet away); Prophet’s Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prophet’s Town (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tecumseh Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Ground.
 
Additional comments.
1. Eagle on the Gate
The eagle that is pictured on the gate to the memorial has been removed from the gate for restoration. Upon completion, the original eagle will be placed in the museum and a reproduction will replace it on the gate. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 29, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin.
 
A plaque designating Tippecanoe Battlefield as a National Historic Landmark. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
3. A plaque designating Tippecanoe Battlefield as a National Historic Landmark.
There is also a small museum at this location with a nice collection. Admission is charged to tour the museum.
One of the displays that can be found in the museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, February 26, 2006
4. One of the displays that can be found in the museum.
Close up of the obelisk on the battlefield. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, March 31, 2006
5. Close up of the obelisk on the battlefield.
Obelisk on the battlefield, behind the marker. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, March 31, 2006
6. Obelisk on the battlefield, behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,145 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on September 29, 2010. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   4. submitted on April 13, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   5, 6. submitted on May 2, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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