Mississinewa Battlefield

Mississinewa Battlefield (HMB9)

Location: Marion, IN 46952 Grant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 37.797', W 85° 44.107'

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On Dec. 17, 1812, Lt. Colonel John B. Campbell with 600 mounted troops arrived at this site under orders to destroy the Miami Indian Villages along the Mississinewa River from here to the present site of Peru.The destruction of the village on this site resulted in the loss of the lives of two soldiers and eight Indians.Following the attack here, Campbell's force proceeded two miles down the river and destroyed two more villages before returning here to camp for the night. Shortly before dawn on December 18, a force of Miami Indians attacked Campbell's camp. The two hour battle resulted in 10 soldiers being killed and 48 wounded. Approximately 40 Miami and Delaware Indians gave their lives in the defense of their lands. Having over 100 of his horses killed and fearing a second attack, Campbell ordered his troops to return to Fort Greenville late in the afternoon of the 18th. This action was one of the first ordered by General William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812.
HM NumberHMB9
Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Battlefield Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 606972 N 4498448
Decimal Degrees40.62995000, -85.73511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 37.797', W 85° 44.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 37' 47.82" N, 85° 44' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5264-5398 Co Rd 308 W, Marion IN 46952, US
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