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In 1782, William Crawford led a combined force of Virginians and Pennsylvanians in an attack on Ohio Seneca natives and Delaware natives along the Sandusky River. David Williamson and a number of the men who had participated in the Gnadenhutten Massacre of Delaware natives were among his troops. Crawford and his men held off the natives and their British allies at the Battle of the Sandusky on June 4–5, 1782. The U.S. forces lost approximately fifty men, including Colonel Crawford, who was taken prisoner after the battle. The following day, at the Battle of the Olentangy, the U.S. forces were divided, and the natives succeeded in driving the U.S. forces from the area. In revenge for the Gnadenhutten Massacre, the natives tortured Crawford before burning him at the stake. Another prisoner, Dr. John Knight, managed to escape and spread the news of Crawford's terrible death. According to Knight's account, Simon Girty had watched the torture. Girty refused to give in to Crawford's pleas to shoot him, knowing it might mean his own death if he did. David Williamson was not captured and returned to Pennsylvania unharmed.
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<p>In 1782, William Crawford led a combined force of Virginians and Pennsylvanians in an attack on Seneca and Delaware tribespeople along the Sandusky River. David Williamson and a number of the men who had participated in the massacre of Delaware people at Gnadenhutten  were among his troops. Crawford and his men fought the American Indians and their British allies at the Battle of the Sandusky on June 4–5, 1782. The U.S. forces lost approximately fifty men, including Colonel Crawford, who was taken prisoner after the battle. The following day, at the Battle of the Olentangy, the U.S. forces were divided, and the American Indians succeeded in driving U.S. forces from the area. In revenge for the Gnadenhutten Massacre, the American Indians tortured Crawford before burning him at the stake. Another prisoner, Dr. John Knight, managed to escape and spread the news of Crawford's death. According to Knight's account, Simon Girty had watched the torture. Girty refused to give in to Crawford's pleas to shoot him, knowing it might mean his own death if he did. David Williamson was not captured and returned to Pennsylvania unharmed.</p>
 
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*[[Battle of the Sandusky]]
 
 
*[[William Crawford]]
 
*[[William Crawford]]
*[[Delaware Indians]]
 
 
*[[Simon Girty]]
 
*[[Simon Girty]]
*[[Gnadenhutten]]
 
*[[Gnadenhutten Massacre]]
 
*[[Mingo Indians]]
 
 
*[[David Williamson]]
 
*[[David Williamson]]
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*[[Delaware Indians]]
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*[[Mingo Indians]]
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*[[Gnadenhutten Massacre]]
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*[[Battle of the Sandusky]]
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*[[Gnadenhutten]]
 
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==References==
 
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#Hurt, R. Douglas. <em>The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830</em>. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
 
#Hurt, R. Douglas. <em>The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830</em>. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
 
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William Crawford

In 1782, William Crawford led a combined force of Virginians and Pennsylvanians in an attack on Seneca and Delaware tribespeople along the Sandusky River. David Williamson and a number of the men who had participated in the massacre of Delaware people at Gnadenhutten were among his troops. Crawford and his men fought the American Indians and their British allies at the Battle of the Sandusky on June 4–5, 1782. The U.S. forces lost approximately fifty men, including Colonel Crawford, who was taken prisoner after the battle. The following day, at the Battle of the Olentangy, the U.S. forces were divided, and the American Indians succeeded in driving U.S. forces from the area. In revenge for the Gnadenhutten Massacre, the American Indians tortured Crawford before burning him at the stake. Another prisoner, Dr. John Knight, managed to escape and spread the news of Crawford's death. According to Knight's account, Simon Girty had watched the torture. Girty refused to give in to Crawford's pleas to shoot him, knowing it might mean his own death if he did. David Williamson was not captured and returned to Pennsylvania unharmed.

See Also

References

  1. Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.