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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fighting Forces

 
 
Fighting Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
1. Fighting Forces Marker
Inscription.  Following the disastrous defeats of U.S. Generals Harmar and St. Clair by the Western Confederacy, President George Washington recalled Anthony Wayne from retirement to lead a new U.S. fighting force.

Over the course of two years, General Wayne trained and marched 3,500 men - 2,000 Legionnaires and 1,500 Militia - to Northwestern Ohio.

Western Confederacy

In the years following the Revolutionary War, the Ohio country formed the western border of the U.S. as settlers moved to the area to claim new lands. Native American Nations in the Great Lakes Region banded together to form a formidable fighting force to protect their homelands. The Nations that contributed the most warriors to the confederacy were:
• Wyandot
• Delaware
• Ottawa
• Miami
• Shawnee
• Mingo

What's a Legion?

The Legion of the United States was the name given to the U.S. armed forces in 1792 by General Wayne after Congress passed a law to allow for the creation of a large standing army. A legion is divided into four equally sized units, called sub-legions, that
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included a detachment of mounted troops, infantry and light artillery.
 
Erected by Metroparks of the Toledo Area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 41° 32.951′ N, 83° 41.756′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from North Jerome Road south of Monclova Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located on the grounds of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Metropark, in a densely wooded forest area, and is the fourth in a series of markers seen along the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, walking trail. It is located in the woods, to the east of the park's Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Long March (within shouting distance of this marker); Early American Defeats (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unfair Negotiations (about 500 feet away); Cover and Camouflage (about 500 feet away); Why Fight Here? (about 500 feet away); Caught Off Guard (about 600 feet away); Partners in Preservation (about 700 feet away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
Fighting Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
2. Fighting Forces Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a painting of President Washington.
Fighting Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
3. Fighting Forces Marker
A distant view of the marker looking east along the park's walking trail.
Fighting Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
4. Fighting Forces Marker
View of the marker.
Fighting Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, November 5, 2015
5. Fighting Forces Marker
View of the marker looking west along the park's walking trail, in the direction of the park's visitor center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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