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Near Eaton in Preble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Physicians in the Indian Wars / Roster of Physicians in the Indian Wars

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
1. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
close up, showing text; Side A
Inscription.
Physicians in the Indian Wars

Pioneer physicians came into the wilderness that was to become Ohio in the 1780’s, to serve in the respective campaigns of generals Josiah Harmar, Arthur St. Clair, and Anthony Wayne in their struggle against hostile Indians.

Their philosophy of service was expressed by Doctor Joseph Strong, one of their number, when he wrote here at Fort St. Clair on August 22, 1793:

“May the glowing virtues of each heart kindle a vestal flame in the soul, which shall shine like the light of peace on the haggard faces of distress and illuminate the mysteries of human existence.”


In 1794 General Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers and a year later the Treaty of Greene Ville brought peace to the frontier.

This marker erected July 4, 1953, during the sesquicentennial year of the statehood of Ohio by the Ohio State Medical Association, is dedicated to the early medical men in the Ohio country.

Roster of Physicians in the Indian Wars
In the Indian Wars physicians were commissioned officers- Surgeons and Surgeons’ Mates, serving in the Army of the United States or with the Kentucky Volunteers. The defeat of the Indians by General Anthony Wayne in his campaign of 1793- 1794 was
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
2. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
close up showing text; Side B; Note: one of the names is Dr. John Knight, who made the famous escape from Col. William Crawford’s defeat in 1782
a great measure made possible by the skill and devotion of these physicians. Doctor Richard Allison, a veteran of the American Revolution, was the Senior Surgeon in this campaign, as well as in the previous campaigns under General Josiah Harmar and General Arthur St. Clair. He was aided by:
Surgeons (list of 12 names)


Surgeons Mates (list of 33 names)
 
Erected 1953 by Ohio State Medical Association.
 
Location. 39° 44.283′ N, 84° 39.319′ W. Marker is near Eaton, Ohio, in Preble County. Marker can be reached from Camden Road (Ohio Route 355) near 500 Camden Rd. Touch for map. marker is in the Fort St. Clair State Park, at the fort site, behind the Witness Oak. Marker is in this post office area: Eaton OH 45320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Preble County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whispering Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Ortt Fort Saint Clair Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort St. Clair (about
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
3. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
full view of Side A
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ortt's Preble County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mound Hill Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Monument at Mound Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eaton.
 
Additional keywords. Anthony Wayne Arthur St. Clair Josiah Harmar
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWars, US Indian
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
4. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
full view Side B
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
5. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
marker can be seen at a distance, with the "Witness Oak" and a cannon
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
6. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
another distant view, again, with the "Witness Oak" to the left
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
7. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
"seal" at top of marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
8. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
Fort St. Clair sign, I understand, this was a former State Park, and now is under the City of Eaton
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2015
9. Physicians of the Indian Wars Marker
2nd sign, back in the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 16, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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