100th Anniversary of the Fort Recovery Monument

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Sunday, May 5, 2013
3 p.m.
Fort Recovery Monument Park, Fort Recovery

Join in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the imposing Fort Recovery Monument, largest tomb of unknown soldiers in the United States. Remains of an estimated 1200 people are buried there. Fort Recovery Historical Society will observe the 100th anniversary of the monument, which was erected by Congress and dedicated in 1913, with a re-dedication ceremony focusing on all lives lost in two major battles there, the 1791 Battle of Wabash or St. Clair's Defeat, and the 1794 Battle of Fort Recovery. Featured speaker will be John Winkler, author of Wabash 1791: St. Clair's Defeat and Fallen Timbers.

The original 1913 dedication ceremony will serve as a model for the re-dedication, which will feature descendants of soldiers, Native Americans and civilians who fought in the two battles, local and state officials, representatives of the Ohio Historical Society and other historical societies, local military groups, educators, students and community leaders.

In prepartion for this event, Fort Recovery Historical Society is seeking to identify descendants of those who fought in either of the two battles. If you are a descendant of a service member, Native American or civilian who fought in the battles of 1791 or 1794, contact the Fort Recovery State Museum at 419-375-4384 or fortrecoverystatemuseum@yahoo.com.

See also St. Clair Battlefield Walk with Author John Winkler, May 5 at Noon (advance registration required).


 

Location: Fort Recovery Monument Park, Fort Recovery
URL: www.fortrecoverymuseum.org
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Category: Northwest Region*, Special Events*
Created by: Tom Wolf
Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013 5:11pm EDT
Admission: Free
Special Offers:
Advanced Registration:
Parking Fee:
Phone Number(s): 419-375-4384
Email: fortnancy@bright.net
Web Site(s): www.fortrecoverymuseum.org; www.ohiohistory.org/fortrecovery
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