Legion of the United States (Wayne’s Legion) Infantryman Casualty, 1794
The Battle of Fallen Timbers took place near the present-day city of Maumee, Ohio on 20 August 1794. A Confederation of Native American warriors led by Blue Jacket (Weyapiersenwah) took up defensive positions near the Maumee river where a nearly mile long stand of trees had been blown down by a storm. The battle lasted for an hour and ten minutes, with 33 members of the Legion killed and approximately 100 more wounded. Although Wayne’s men reported finding 30 to 40 dead warriors in the aftermath of the engagement, the British Indian Department reported only 19 casualties to the Indian Confederacy. The battle was an important victory for the young United States, one that opened the settlement of Ohio.
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