Battle of Fallen Timbers Monument

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The Battle of Fallen Timbers Monument or Anthony Wayne Memorial is a statuary group created by Bruce Saville.[1]

It was dedicated in 1929 at the site of the Battle of Fallen Timbers which took place on August 20, 1794. At that battle General "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeated a combined army of various tribes led by Chiefs Little Turtle, Turkey Foot, Blue Jacket and others. The monument is located in a park, 2 miles west of Maumee, Ohio.

The monument includes a 15 foot tall base topped by a bronze statue of General Wayne flanked by figures of a Native American and a frontiersman. Three bronze bas reliefs decorate the sides of the base.

The battle site was named "Fallen Timbers" because a tornado had knocked down a large number of trees there.[2]

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The United States Postal Service issued a stamp in 1929 paying tribute to the American victory that featured the image of the monument on it.

The Fallen Timbers Battlefield was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ McGlauflin, Alice Coe, editor, ‘’Who’s Who in American Art’’, The American Federation of Arts, Inc., Washington D.C., 1937 p. 460
  2. ^ Rajtar, Steve, ‘’Indian War Sites: A Guidebook to Battlefield, Monuments and Memorials, State by State with Canada and Mexico’’, McFarland & Company, Jefferson North Carolina, 1999 pp. 189-190
  3. ^ "Fallen Timbers Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 

Coordinates: 41°32′35.8″N 83°41′47.4″W / 41.543278°N 83.696500°W / 41.543278; -83.696500