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Fort Jefferson in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Clair's Defeat

Ohio Historical Marker

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. St. Clair's Defeat Marker
Inscription. General Arthur St.Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, left Fort Jefferson on October 24, 1791, on a mission to subdue Indian tribes that had attacked white settlers coming north of the Ohio River. St. Clair and his forces progressed only about 28 miles before halting at the east branch of the Wabash River. On November 4, forces under Chief Little Turtle inflicted the worst defeat ever by Indians upon the United States army. Over 600 soldiers were killed and 300 wounded. During the next 24 hours, survivors made their way back to Fort Jefferson. Within two years, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne assembled the Legion of the United States for another campaign against the Indians. In October 1793, Wayne used Fort Jefferson as a supply base during the campaign that resulted in the American victory at Fallen Timbers in August 1794. The subsequent August 1795 Treaty of Greenville assured peace in Ohio for the next decade.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Veterans Organizations, Second National Bank, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. St. Clair's Defeat Marker
This historical marker is located at the site of the Fort Jefferson State Memorial Park.
1.562′ N, 84° 39.368′ W. Marker is in Fort Jefferson, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Weavers-Fort Jefferson Road 0.1 miles west of Ohio Route 121, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker can be viewed at the site of historic Fort Jefferson. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville OH 45331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Jefferson (here, next to this marker); Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Studabaker School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Black (approx. 4.8 miles away); Commemorating Passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 5 miles away); Tecumseh / Shawnee Prophet's Town (approx. 5.1 miles away); In Memory of Major John Mills (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Jefferson.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Clair's Defeat. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 26, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ohio's Native American Wars. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 26, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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 26, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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