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Thread #29402 Message #371835
Posted By: Timehiker
09-Jan-01 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: St. Claire was our commander
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: St. Claire was our commander
Art beat me to it. So I'll just add the second chapter.
After St.Claire's defeat, President Washington called General "Mad" Anthony Wayne out of semi-retirement to take command in the Northwest Territory in 1792. (The same year as the Whiskey Rebellion, Hmmmm). Wayne campaigned for 2 years against an intertribal alliance of Indians. He finally defeated them decisively at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, in 1794. That defeat led the Indians to sign the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. In the treaty, the Indians ceded Most of Ohio, and large parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan to the United States.
I'd only heard the last verse of this song. Thanks for posting all the lyrics Art.