Catahecasa (Black Hoof) led the Indians. At Peckuwe, the Indian women and children were moved to the limestone cliffs to the west and north. Colonel Clark’s men approached the Mad River across from Peckuwe and divided into three divisions. The right wing, under Logan, was to go east and then north to cut off retreat frm that direction.- Clark was to control the center wing of the Regulars and Artillery and go directly to the fort. The left wing, under Colonel Lynn,:was to go north and then west - along the hills to flank the villages and fort. Logan’s men had trouble getting over the limestone cliffs and missed the battle altogether.
By 3 p.m., Clark and Lynn’s forces had driven the Indians into the fort and cabins. Clark brought a six pounder (cannon) out on the hill overlooking the fort. The Indians had surprisingly adopted the white mans’ tactics and charged from the fort, fighting in the open rather than from hiding. Another group of Indians started shooting from behind Kentuckians. Clark’s men formed a hollow square around the six-pounder and when the Indians came to within 40 yards, the cannon was fired several times on the fort and cabins. When the militia advanced to the fort they found the Indians had escaped through the corn fields and through a passage in the limestone cliffs northwest of the town. Clark’s men did not pursue the Indians. The next day they destroyed the 800 acres of corn, buried the dead, and burned the Indian cabins. Peckuwe, which means “one who rises from the ashes”, was reduced to ashes.