Frontier Violence During the War of 1812

Frontier Violence During the War of 1812 (HMJ6B)

Location: Ashland, OH 44805 Ashland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.38', W 82° 21.474'

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Tensions between Native Americans and Euro-American settlers remained high on the Ohio frontier during the War of 1812. Grievances mounted rapidly following the removal of the Greentown Delawares to Piqua in the late summer of 1812. On September 10, British-allied Indians attacked and killed the Frederick Zimmer family and neighbor Martin Ruffner one mile north of here. Five days later, on September 15, Reverend James Copus and three militiamen - George Shipley, John Tedrick, and Robert Warnock - were killed while defending Copus' family from a raiding party one mile south of this site.

Although several Indians were reported killed and wounded during the Zimmer and Copus incidents, no accurate count of Native American casualties survives.

In 1882, a reported 6,000 spectators converged in this area to participate in dedicating two monuments over the graves of the fallen settlers and soldiers. Tradition holds that Johnny Appleseed raced throughout the region warning others of impending attack following these incidents. His name was included on the 1882 Copus memorial, the earliest known monument erected to his memory and legend.
HM NumberHMJ6B
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number2-3_MARKER_N
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, Inc. and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 385348 N 4510744
Decimal Degrees40.73966667, -82.35790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.38', W 82° 21.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 22.80" N, 82° 21' 28.44" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2203 St Rte 603, Ashland OH 44805, US
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