Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fort Jefferson, 1791-1796

Image of Fort Jefferson was redrawn by Elizabeth Menke from the original in the McHenry Papers, at Indiana Historical Society. Published by courtesy of the Society, in Fort Jefferson, by Frazer Ells Wilson, 1950 copyright.  An image of the original drawing appears in The Mapping of Ohio, by Thomas H. Smith, page 87.  OHC also has a copy of the image in SC 283. Digital Image Courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog.
Image of Fort Jefferson was redrawn by Elizabeth Menke from the original in the McHenry Papers, at Indiana Historical Society. Published by courtesy of the Society, in Fort Jefferson, by Frazer Ells Wilson, 1950 copyright.  An image of the original drawing appears in The Mapping of Ohio, by Thomas H. Smith, page 87.  OHC also has a copy of the image in SC 283. Digital Image Courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog.
May 13, 2014.
John Haas, of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog, has written an interesting guest post about the historical context of Fort Jefferson, 1791-1796 in conjunction of the rediscovery of the documentation related to the archaeological recovery of Fort Jefferson in 1930.

"This post is about Fort Jefferson and not a description or reassessment of the battle known as “St. Clair’s Defeat” but suffice it to say it is known as the single greatest defeat suffered by a United States military force and conversely one of the most one sided victories of a American Indian confederacy over said United States Army. "

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