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~The Battle of Fallen Timbers~





On August 20, 1794 the American Army, with a force of about 3500 men, met up with about 1100 Indians in a fierce battle. This battle took place in a part of the forest where a recent storm had knocked down many trees. These "fallen timbers" gave the battle its name. The American Army lost about 30 men and another 100 were wounded. The Indians carried most of their dead and wounded away from the battlefield, making it difficult to count their losses.


The American Army defeated the Indians. One year later the Indians came to Greenville to surrender and sign the 'Treaty of Greenville'. The signing of this treaty opened all of Ohio to white settlers.