Siege of Fort Recovery
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The Siege of Fort Recovery, June 30, 1794, was a battle of the Northwest Indian War, fought at the present-day village of Fort Recovery, Ohio. As an American victory, it spelled the beginning of the end of the Confederation of Ohio Algonquians, under the control of the powerful Three Fires Confederation.
After the Battle of the Wabash, in which American forces were decisively defeated by a combined army of Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee warriors, General Anthony Wayne ordered the construction of Fort Recovery in western Ohio. Understandably, this isolated outpost was targeted by the Indian forces.
After the construction of the fort, the Indian leaders split. While Blue Jacket and Little Turtle kept their forces out of battle, the Wyandots and other members of the Confederation besieged the fort. When battle ensued, the Wyandots were defeated.