Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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3-17 Battle Island Marker

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Side A: Crawford's Expedition, 1782. Col. William Crawford's army of 480 Pennsylvania volunteers passed near this site on June 3 to attack the Indians near Upper Sandusky. On June 4-5 they encountered a combined force of Shawnees, Delawares, Wyandots, and, unexpectedly, Butler's Rangers, a British unit from Detroit. The expedition was a disaster; about 300 Americans escaped. On June 6, about six miles west of this marker, the opposing forces met again at the "Battle of Olentangy." With minor losses, the Americans continued their retreat, reaching the Ohio River on June 13. Crawford was captured, and burned at the stake on June 11. Side B: Same. Same