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Fairbanks' Massacre

Location: NW corner SR 63/Main Street & CR 925 N/Market Street, near post office, Fairbanks. (Sullivan County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Michigan Power and Sullivan County Historical Society, 1989

ID# : 77.1989.4

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A War of 1812 military action occurred in September 1812 three miles west/southwest of here. While escorting supplies from Fort Knox near Vincennes to Fort Harrison at Terre Haute, Sergeant Nathan Fairbanks and approximately a dozen soldiers were ambushed -- and most killed -- by Indians.

Keywords

Military, American Indian/Native American