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Near Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Battle Island

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Battle Island Marker
Inscription.
Battle Island
Scene
Of the Defeat of
Col. Wm Crawford
June 5. & 6. 1782

 
Erected by Tarhe Tribe. (Marker Number 145.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.71′ N, 83° 16.052′ W. Marker is near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on County Route 47 near Ohio Route 67, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in a rural area, just north of Upper Sandusky, and even nearer to the north of the junction of US 23 and state route 53. Due to some changes made in the roadway network in the past several years it is a little difficult to describe how to get to this historical maker. From U.S. 23 proceed north on State Route 53 for a short distance of about 0.3 miles and turn right (east) at it's intersection with state route 67 (county road 47). Proceed east for about 0.7 of a mile and then turn right onto CR 47. Look immediately to your right and turn right onto what use to be the main road. In less than 0.1 of a mile you will come upon a solitary brick post on the right hand side of the road, and that is the historical marker. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Battle Island Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle Island (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 1.8 miles away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 2.4 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
Regarding Battle Island. Please note that in some historical accounts the engagement described by this historical marker is referred to as "Battle Island," while other historical accounts refer to this engagement as "The Battle of the Sandusky."
 
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. William Crawford. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of the Sandusky. This link is published
Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Battle Island Marker
and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. William Crawford (soldier). 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 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. WilliamCrawford. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,378 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on August 6, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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