Established in 1793 along the wabash river, under the orders of General Anthony Wayne, Fort Recovery is a battle ground for two very well known battles in the United States history. Originally intended to be used as a staging area for assault against Ohio American Indians, the fort became much more than that and is now standing on the site of the frontier fort today.
Backstory and Context
Little Turtle was a leader in the Miami Indians who created the charge to initiate the defeat that we all know as 'St. Clair's Defeat' in 1791. The great Indian win wasn't so good for the American Military because American's took so many casualties while trying to defend the land. In 1794, an additional attack occurred on Fort Recovery. Little Turtle wanted to hold up the white flag while the other leaders wanted to continue to fight. After the offer was strongly declined, Blue Jacket, a Indian leader wished to continue fight and this resulted into the loss of The Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Now in today's time, Fort Recovery is used as a historical museum and monument for the great state of Ohio. Visitors can view and enjoy a replica of General Wayne's Fort, programs for school groups, and gift shops for the public. Fort recovery now is essentially its own town that has their own city council to even having a well known high school basketball team.
Fort Recovery was once used in fight over territorial grounds, and is now used in today's time to serve as a history purpose so that we may never forget how the United States of America, became the way we are today.
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