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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Lochry's Defeat Lochry's Defeat


Location: On SR 56 near the Ohio County-Dearborn County line, at the southeast corner of the bridge crossing Laughery Creek. (Ohio County, Indiana)

Erected by the Sons of the American Revolution, 1961

ID# : 58.1961.1


On Aug. 24, 1781, Col. Archibald Lochry and 107 recruits for Gen. Clark were ambushed at Lochry Creek by Joseph Brant's raiders. One-third were killed, the rest captured. Lochry and the wounded were later murdered.


Military, Early Settlement and Exploration