Bouquet's Monument   Save
Ohio Department of Industrial and Economic Development
Description: This image shows Bouquet's Monument in the vicinity of Warsaw, Ohio. The engraving reads in part "BOUQUETS CAMP." Henry Bouquet (1719-1766) was a British officer in the English military. In 1756, the English government transferred him to North America to help seize France's possessions and to defend the British colonies during the French and Indian War. Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawa Tribe, united a coalition of American Indian tribes to resist British rule in the Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley. He led an uprising at Fort Detroit known as Pontiac's Rebellion in 1763. To subdue Pontiac's Rebellion, Bouquet led a force of nearly 1,500 militiamen and regular soldiers from the fort into the heart of the Ohio Country. A formal peace treaty was signed in the spring of 1765 and the American Indian troops returned all of their captives. In return, Bouquet promised not to destroy the tribes' villages or seize any of their land. Bouquet's army left for Fort Pitt on November 18. His campaign became known as Bouquet's Expedition. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06501
Subjects: Pontiac, d. 1769; American Indian history and society; Monuments; Ottawa Tribe
Places: Warsaw (Ohio); Coshocton County (Ohio)