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Fort Recovery photographs
Description: Two photographs document the reconstructed Fort Recovery in Mercer County. Fort Recovery was built on the site of General Arthur St. Clair's defeat in 1791. General "Mad" Anthony Wayne ordered the fort to be constructed in December 1793 to use as a staging area for his campaign against the American Indians who opposed white settlement. In spring 1794, a group of Shawnee, Delaware, Ottawa, Miami, and Ojibwa Indians attacked a supply wagon near the fort. Wayne's troops defeated the Indians, setting the stage for a final victory against three months later at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The photographs measure 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3102_3737108_002
Subjects: Military Ohio; American Indians in Ohio; Forts & fortifications
Places: Fort Recovery (Ohio); Mercer County (Ohio)