By John F. Winkler, Peter Dennis (illustrator)
Osprey's crusade identify for the conflict that marked significant basic Arthur St. Clair's downfall within the Northwest Indian warfare (1785-1795). In 1791, the U.S. military carried out its first very important operation. St. Clair led an American military of approximately 2,000 into what now could be Ohio. On four November 1791, the crusade resulted in what used to be, in percentage to the scale of the USA military on the time, via some distance the best catastrophe in American army historical past. on the conflict of the Wabash, sometimes called St. Clair's Defeat, extra americans died than in any past conflict, greater than could fall on any box ahead of the Civil warfare. within the tactical masterpiece in their army background, an Indian military destroyed a strength that used to be better, encamped on excessive floor, supported by means of artillery, and led by way of a few of the top American officials of the progressive battle. This hugely illustrated and designated name illuminates all points of this historical crusade.
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There, the Kentuckians killed six and captured 34 while losing two killed and one wounded. They then went down the Wabash to Ouiatenon, burned the crops that had survived Scott’s fires, and returned to Kentucky on August 21. Wilkinson had found few Indians at L’Anguille. Most had gone to the foot of the Maumee Rapids where, as British ships delivered the promised munitions and food supplies, the Indians held a council to plan their response to St Clair’s invasion. Joseph Brant and a delegation of Indian leaders left with the ships to seek additional military aid and diplomatic support.
Ashby and another son, who escaped, were wounded fighting at the battle of the Wabash. In 1795 the Ashby captives were freed, and the family reunited. (Courtesy of Robert and Christine Stom) On November 3, as the army marched forward again, there was more good news, which seemed to vindicate St Clair’s decision to continue the campaign. About 3 miles beyond the Mississinewa the army reached an Indian trail, which led in the direction of Kekionga. About 4 miles farther, scouts reported, the trail crossed a large stream flowing west.
On May 15, St Clair at last reached Fort Washington and its 100-man garrison. Built from planks from disassembled flatboats, it was shaped as a rough square with 180ft-long sides and corner blockhouses. Cincinnati, just southwest of the fort, had grown in two years into a village of 40 log cabins, four taverns, and about 250 inhabitants. ” From Fort Washington to Fort Hamilton Losses on Harmar’s campaign, at Strong’s Defeat, and by expiration of enlistment terms, had reduced the 1st Infantry Regiment to only 299 noncommissioned officers and men.
Wabash 1791: St Clair's Defeat by John F. Winkler, Peter Dennis (illustrator)