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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

….War & the Birth of the U.S. Army

"NOVEMBER 4, 1791 A tall Shawnee warrior smashes his tomahawk down on the skull of a half-awake American soldier cleaving his skull in two. The attacker unleashes a blood-curdling howl of triumph and wastes no time in seeking his next victim. He is part of a fearsome thousand-man raiding party made up of Native American braves, each clad in leather breech clouts, war painted in bold reds and blues, and armed with tomahawks and muskets purchased from British traders.

On this chilly autumn morning, Shawnee and Miami nations have succeeded in surprising an encampment of 1,200 unprepared American soldiers. The white men had marched into the area the previous month to burn the farms and fields surrounding the great Miami village of Kekionga, near present day Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Now, deep in the North American wilderness, the tables have turned…"
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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

Been to Fallen Timbers,,,I believe they are putting a Shopping mall there now..and the battlefield is actually across the road ..from the marker,,

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

Sad….

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