List of battles fought in Indiana

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This is an incomplete list of all military confrontations that have occurred within the boundaries of the modern U.S. State of Indiana since European contact. The French first entered Indiana c. 1670. The region was part of New France from 1679–1763, ruled by Great Britain from 1763–1783, and part of the United States of American 1783–present.

There have been several wars that have directly affected the region, including Beaver Wars (c 1590–1701), Queen Anne's War (1702–1713), King George's War (1744–1748), French and Indian War (1754–1763), American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), Northwest Indian War (1785–1795), Tecumseh's War (1811–1812), War of 1812 (1812–1814), and the American Civil War (1860–1865). Later wars, including World War I and World War II led to the death of tens of thousands of Hoosiers overseas, but the American Civil War was the last war in which an actual battle occurred within Indiana.

Battles[edit]

Name Date Location War Campaign Dead Belligerents
Counter attack on Iroquois 1684 near modern South Bend Beaver Wars 100+ Miami & allies vs Iroquois
Destruction of Fort Miami 1747 modern Fort Wayne King George's War Huron vs France
Attack on Fort Miami 1752 modern Fort Wayne French and Indian War 2 British allied Indians vs France
Capture of Fort Miami May 27, 1763 Kekionga (modern Fort Wayne) Pontiac's Rebellion 10 Kingdom of Great Britain vs American Indians
Capture of Fort Ouiatenon June 1, 1763 modern Lafayette Pontiac's Rebellion 0 Kingdom of Great Britain vs American Indians
Siege of Fort Sackville February 20 – 25, 1779 Vincennes American Revolutionary War Illinois Campaign 4 United States of America vs Kingdom of Great Britain
Battle of the White River Forks 1779 Lechauwitank unknown - village destroyed Vincennes Militia vs Delaware village
Petit fort 5 December 1780 Indiana Dunes American Revolutionary War 4 United States vs Kingdom of Great Britain and American Indians
de LaBalme Massacre November 5, 1780 Near the Eel River in Whitley County American Revolutionary War 25+ Continental Army vs American Indians
Lochry's Defeat August 24, 1781 Near Aurora American Revolutionary War Illinois Campaign 37 United States of America vs American Indians
Piankeshaw Village 1786 Knox County 7 Kentucky militia under John Hardin vs Piankeshaw
Hardin's Defeat October 19, 1790 North of Fort Wayne Northwest Indian War Harmar Expedition 22+ United States of America vs Western Indian Confederacy
Harmar's Defeat October 21, 1790 Fort Wayne Northwest Indian War Harmar Expedition 249+ United States of America vs Western Indian Confederacy
Battle of Big Pine Creek 1791 Big Pine Creek Northwest Indian War United States of America vs Kickapoo
Destruction of Ouiatenon May 1791 Ouiatenon Northwest Indian War 38 United States of America vs Western Indian Confederacy
Battle of Kenapacomaqua August 7, 1791 Near Logansport Northwest Indian War 11 United States of America vs Western Indian Confederacy
Battle of Tippecanoe November 7, 1811 Near Battle Ground Tecumseh's War[1] 223+ United States of America vs Tecumseh's confederacy
Pigeon Roost Massacre September 3, 1812 Underwood War of 1812 19 Shawnee vs white settlers
Siege of Fort Harrison September 4 – 5, 1812 Terre Haute War of 1812 3+ United States of America vs Tecumseh's confederacy
Siege of Fort Wayne September 5 – 12, 1812 Fort Wayne War of 1812 Detroit Frontier unknown United States of America vs Kingdom of Great Britain
Battle at Eel River[2] September 19, 1812 Near Churubusco War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 25+ United States of America vs Tecumseh's confederacy
Spur's Defeat November 22, 1812 Wildcat Creek, near Lafayette War of 1812 18 Shawnee vs United States of American
Battle of the Mississinewa December 17–18, 1812 Near Jalapa War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 102+ United States of America vs Tecumseh's confederacy
Battle of Tipton's Island April 1813 White River War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 7 Indiana Rangers vs Kickapoo
Attack at Fort Wayne July 7, 1813 Fort Wayne War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 3 United States of America vs Native Americans
Newburgh Raid July 16, 1862 Newburgh American Civil War 0 Confederate States of America vs United States of America
Hines' Raid June 18, 1863 Orange & Crawford counties[3] American Civil War Morgan's Raid 3 Confederate States of America vs United States of America and Indiana Legion
Battle of Brandenburg Crossing July 7, 1863 East of Mauckport American Civil War Morgan's Raid 2 Confederate States of America vs Indiana Legion
Battle of Corydon July 9, 1863 Corydon American Civil War Morgan's Raid 15 Confederate States of America vs Indiana Legion

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Later merged with War of 1812
  2. ^ "Battle at Eel River". genealogy.com. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ Three men died in a skirmish near Leavenworth

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