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Report of Battle at Fort Recovery; Supposition of British Involvement

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Publication'Wayne's Western Campaign, The Wayne-Knox Correspondence.' Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 78(1954):298-341, 424-455. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 7, 1794
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Greenville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Report of battle at Fort Recovery, on the site of St. Clair's Defeat, with the Indians driven off after 2 days. Reports loss of officers; believes Indians to be low on provisions, but a force of between 1500 and 2000 men. Lists reasons suggesting British militia assisted the Indians in the assault. Notes that the Indians expected to retrieve plunder hidden on the site of St. Clair's defeat, but were unable to (as it had already been recovered by the garrison at Fort Recovery). Cannon were among the loot; believes the cannon had been expected to help reduce the fort. Credits possibility of having to fight British, Indians, and perhaps even Spanish together in the near future. Expects Kentucky volunteers soon, and will advance when they arrive.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 12/05/1794. Spans Images 73-83 of this collection, though some duplicates are thrown in; for coherency read 73-76 and 81-83. 77, 81, 82 (progression) Read 73-76, 81-83
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; St. Clair; Indians; Spanish; officers; British militia; Secretary of War; Kentucky Volunteers; Major McMahon; command; savages; deceased; Captain Hartshorne; Lieutenant Craig; rifle corps; Cornet Torrey; cavalry; Captain Taylor; dragoons; Lieutenant Drake; infantry; adjutant general; Choctaw; Chickasaw; prisoners; white men; ;
Related Places Fort Recovery; Greenville; Kentucky; Ohio; garrison; post; Chicalothe; Great Miami River; Greeneville; ;
Keywords provisions; battle; assault; plunder; St. Clair defeat; cannon; fort; return; killed; wounded; missing; pack horses; ;
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