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Site of Fort Deposit
Built by General Wayne
on his march to Fallen
Timbers in 1794.
The Bowling Green Fault, a geological feature unique to the Great Lakes region, passes through Farnsworth Metropark. The 100-mile-long fault, which runs from south of Findlay into southern Michigan, is exposed at the Maumee River in the bedrock an…
The Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic site exists for the benefit and education of the public thanks to the dedication of preservationists across the country. Metroparks of the Toledo Area owns and protects Fort Miamis a…
In 1995, after years of research, Dr. G. Michael Pratt led an archeological survey on a field west of the floodplain previously believed to be the site of the battle.
A successful dig turned up artifacts such as buckshot, rifle fragments and fr…
The Western Confederacy united three prominent Nations: the Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware, with additional members from other Nations. Chief Little Turtle of the Miami, Blue Jacket of the Shawnee and Buckongahelas of the Delaware were the primary l…
As allies, the British government supported the Western Confederacy with supplies but did not authorize soldiers to assist in battle.
For the British, the garrison at Fort Miamis was strictly a defensive barrier to Wayne's march northward. The …
In the summer of 1795, General Wayne and representatives of the Western Confederacy gathered at Fort Greenville in Ohio to negotiate a peace treaty.
After a long winter with few supplies, deep distrust of the British and minimal shelter, the Na…
There were multiple noteworthy Americans at the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Treaty of Greenville. Perhaps you've heard of a few?
William Henry Harrison
Served under General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. During the War of …
Once assured the Western Confederacy was not returning, Wayne marched his troops within cannon range of Fort Miamis.
To assert American presence, Wayne encamped there and sent a series of letters to British Major William Campbell. After three d…
Wayne's advance units of scouts and militia collided with the Native Confederacy's position in the dense forest. In a fierce fight, the U.S. forces were driven back to the main columns of the Legion.
Under the cover provided by the advance unit…