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
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.
Military, American Indian/Native American