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Fort Recovery Monument Re-dedicated

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U-S soldiers who fought the Indians near what is now Fort Recovery are remembered by a monument across from the high school.

The monument was dedicated in 1913 to remember those soldiers killed in two battles in 1791 and 1794.

The Fort Recovery community is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the monument today with special ceremonies, which also recognize descendents of those soldiers killed on the Wabash battlefield and those who stayed and settled in the area.

Fort Recovery Museum Director Nancy Knapke says this re-dedication of the monument is something they've been working on for some time.

Knapke says it's important to remember those who lost their lives on the battlefield.

Knapke says because of the contacts they made with ancestors of those who fought in battles in the Fort Recovery area, they are starting a project to document their stories.