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Battle of Fallen Timbers

Battle of Fallen Timbers -- although fought in northwestern Ohio -- was an important event in the history of Butler County. The victory by the army of Major-Gen. Anthony Wayne Aug. 20, 1794, "was decisive in bringing the Indians of the Northwest Territory to sign the Treaty of Greene Ville," explains an Ohio Historical Society web site. "By this treaty the Indians ceded southern and eastern Ohio to settlers. This brief battle, an overwhelming victory for Wayne's forces, was fought in an area recently ravaged by a windstorm, hence the name Fallen Timbers."
Fort Hamilton was a supply post for Wayne's army during the campaign that climaxed at Fallen Timbers. Near the battle site a small park contains a monument honoring Wayne and smaller monuments to the soldiers and Native Americans who died in the battle. Fallen Timbers is near the Maumee River, about three miles southwest of the City of Maumee in Lucas County. (See Fort Washington, Fort Hamilton, St. Clair's defeat, Fort Recovery, Kekionga and Treaty of Greenville.)


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