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This battle took place August 8, 1780 during the
Revolutionary War period. The British from Fort
Detroit were supplying the natives to attack the
colonists in Kentucky and elsewhere. The British
built a stockade fort for the Shawnee at their village,
which you can see in the upper right corner of
image.
Under the leadership of George Rogers Clark, the
men of Kentucky retaliated. They moved north
to destroy as many Indians and villages as possible
while hoping to advance on Fort Detroit. There
were a few villages and six miles of planted corn
along the flatlands of the Mad River just west of
today’s Springfield, Ohio. This has been called the
Battle of Piqua.
“The scene shown in my painting is about mid-
battle when Clark’s men had attained a hill to the
west of the stockade.Their six-pound cannon shelled
the fort and a group of natives filed out to face-off
against Clark’s men.”
August 8, 1780: Engaging
the Shawnee Village