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The Battle of Peckuwe 2005

George Rogers Clark Park  Springfield, Ohio

Photos By Jim Cummings

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George Rogers Clark’s captured cousin

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Indian Scouts viewed the approach of George Rogers Clark and his troops.

Scouts for the Kentuckians also caught a glimpse of the Indian town of Peckuwe

The Scouts returned to tell of the impending attack

The Indian women and children were sent from the town while the warriors planned their strategy

Warriors went out to meet the troops but were surprised to find them already advancing into their cornfields

The Indians fell back and in an unusual move formed a line much like a white army. This differed from their usual tactic of guerilla fighting.

The forces clashed...

The cannon fire hit it’s mark and the remaining Shawnee fled.

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Clark and his men returned to Kentucky, leaving the Indian towns burned to the ground. But the Indians who had fled would not leave the Kentucky settlements in peace. They would return to Kentucky again and again. Martin’s and Ruddles’s Stations were the attacks that led to the Battle of Peckuwe. Indian Forces attacked Colonel Archibald Lochry’s men on the Ohio in August of 1781. They attacked the Painted Stone Settlers at Long Run in September of 1781. They attacked settlers at Bryan’s Station in 1782 and settlers followed the Indians and met in The Battle at Blue Licks in August of 1782. Two short weeks later settlers along the Salt River at Kinchloe’s Station were attacked. Indian attacks in Kentucky and Ohio continued until after their final defeat in the battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.

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George Rogers Clark's
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