Temporary Burial Site of Soldiers who Died in Battles Fought at Fort Recovery.
This cemetery also served as a temporary burial place for the soldiers killed in the Indian battles fought here in 1791 and 1794. In 1851 the people of Fort Recovery discovered the bones of the fallen soldiers buried along the banks of the Wabash. on September 10, 1851, internment of the remains of these soldiers in this cemetery was attended by over 5000 people. The bones of Major General Richard Butler, found in 1872, were buried on July 4, 1876 near his comrades.
On October 16, 1891 the remains of the soldiers buried here were taken up, placed in two large caskets and lay in state for three days in the Disciple Church on South Wayne Street. The third day the caskets were moved to their third final resting place- the present Monument Park. A wood and iron railing enclosed the place of burial until the completion of the monument in 1912. Today all that was mortal of the soldiers who fell in 1791 and 1794 is now located in a crypt in the foundation of the monument. Marker placed in 2006 by the Fort recovery Historical
Erected 2006 by Fort recovery Historical Society.
Location. 40° 24.663′ N, 84° 46.888′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Gwendolyn Street and Washington Street on Gwendolyn Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Recovery OH 45846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel McDowell (a few steps from this marker); Sha'anoe Warrior Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Richard Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wayne's Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Clair's Defeat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Fort Recovery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named St. Clair's Defeat (approx. ¼ mile away); Strong, tall, redheaded Nance (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
More about this marker. There are three historical markers on this site, somewhat interrelated.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.