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Title, side A
Crawford's Expedition, 1782
Text, side A
Col. William Crawford and Dr. John Knight, separated from the American troops following the Battle of Upper Sandusky, June 4-5, were captured by Indians on June 7 at a site about five miles southeast of this marker. Taken first to Chief Wingenund's camp north of Crestline, they were then taken, on a trail passing near this marker, to a bluff near Tymochtee Creek northwest of Upper Sandusky. Crawford was tortured and burned at the stake on June 11. Knight later escaped. For years afterward, Crawford's fate inflamed frontier sentiment against the Indians.
Address
This marker has been removed and is in storage
Bucyrus vicinity, OH 44820
Location
Rest area on St. Rt. 4, 2.6 miles south of Bucyrus