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William Darke drawing photograph
Description: Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest territory, fought with the Miami Indians on November 4, 1791, on the banks of the Wabash River. Lieutenant Colonel William Darke commanded the left wing of St. Clair's army and lead two successful bayonet charges against the natives, despite eventually losing the fight. The Battle of Wabash River, or as it would be known, St. Clair's Defeat, was the worst defeat of the United States Army at the hands of the Native Americans. The survivors retreated to Fort Jefferson, just south of what is now Greenville, Ohio. Greenville is located in Darke County, Ohio, named after William Darke. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B01F05_018
Subjects: Greenville (Ohio); Darke County (Ohio); Drawings
Places: Greenville (Ohio); Darke County (Ohio)