Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Fallen Timbers
The Battle of Fallen Timbers, fought on August 20, 1794, is one of the most significant events relating to post-Revolutionary War America. Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne led the Federal Army, known as The Legion of the United States against a confederacy of Native Americans led by Miami Chief Little Turtle and Shawnee war chief Blue Jacket. Defeat in battle and lack of help from their nearby British allies disheartened the tribes and lead to the 1795 Treaty of Greenville. The Treaty secured United States control of the Northwest Territory and ultimately resulted in the formation of five new states-Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. (continued on other side)
[Back Side Text of Marker] : "Battle of Fallen Timbers"
(continued from other side) The Battle of Fallen Timbers began with an ambush of mounted Kentucky militia by a large confederated force of Native Americans. The Native defenders pursued the fleeing militia into an area of tornado-damaged forest where the Legion met them with a skirmish line. For an hour, the opponents waged a fierce battle in the fallen timbers. During this stage of the battle, the majority of the Legion formed a battle line and in a bayonet charge used their superior numbers
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Metroparks of The Toledo Area, and The Ohio Historical Society . (Marker Number 46-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 32.978′ N, 83° 41.925′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on North Jerome Road south of Monclova Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. For quite some time (I assume since 2003) this marker was housed inside of the Edward and Prudence Lamb Heritage Center (1025 West River Road), over at Side Cut Metro Park, however, with the opening of the new Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Metro Park and Visitor Center, things have changed. Now the marker is situated outdoors, in the Visitor Center parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4949 North Jerome Road , Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Why Fight Here? ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Partners in Preservation ( about 500 feet away); Unfair Negotiations ( about 600 feet away); Early American Defeats ( about 700 feet away); Fighting Forces ( about 800 feet away); A Long March ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Cover and Camouflage ( approx. ¼ mile away); Caught Off Guard ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
More about this marker. This marker was moved from the Edward and Prudence Lamb Heritage Center, over at Side Cut Metro Park, to the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Park, when the new park opened in October of 2015.
Also see . . . Battle of Fallen Timbers. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio Historical Society at their Remarkable Ohio web site. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 5, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.