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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. It is located in the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park in front of the large monument there. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Battleground Avenue, West Lafayette IN 47906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Methodist Camp (about 300 feet away); Prophet’s Rock
The elaborate entrance to the Battlefield. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
2. The elaborate entrance to the Battlefield.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prophet’s Town (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tippecanoe Battleground (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Ground.
 
Also see . . .  Tippecanoe Battlefield Park. (Submitted on April 13, 2006.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar of 1812
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,999 times since then and 106 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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