You Are Here > Home > Indiana Battles


In Memory of Daryl Lytyon.

Indiana Battles

This is by no means a complete listing! It is a listing of early battles and wars that took place in Indiana.

Indiana Battle Map

Name Date Location War Campaign Dead Belligerents
Counter attack on Iroquois 1684 near modern South Bend, Indiana Beaver Wars . 100+ Iroquois
Destruction of Fort Miami 1747 modern Fort Wayne, Indiana King George's War . unknown France
Attack on Fort Miami 1752 modern Fort Wayne, Indiana French and Indian War . 2 British allied Indians vs. France
Capture of Fort Miami May 27, 1763 Kekionga . Pontiac's Rebellion 10 Kingdom of Great Britain vs. American Indians
Capture of Fort Ouiatenon June 1, 1763 modern Lafayette, Indiana . Pontiac's Rebellion 0 Kingdom of Great Britain vs. American Indians
Siege of Fort Sackville February 20 – 25, 1779 Vincennes, Indiana American Revolutionary War Illinois Campaign 4 United States of America vs. Kingdom of Great Britain
Battle of the White River Forks 1779 Lechauwitank . unknown unknown - village destroyed Vincennes Militia vs. Delaware village
Petit fort 5 December 1780 Indiana Dunes American Revolutionary War . 4 United States vs. Kingdom of Great Britain and American Indians
de LaBalme Massacre November 5, 1780 Near the Eel River in Whitley County, Indiana American Revolutionary War . 25+ Continental Army vs. American Indians
Lochry's Defeat August 24, 1781 Near Aurora, Indiana American Revolutionary War Illinois Campaign 37 United States of America vs. American Indians
Piankeshaw Village 1786 Knox County, Indiana . . 7 Kentucky militia under John Hardin vs. Piankeshaw
Hardin's Defeat October 19, 1790 North of Fort Wayne, Indiana Northwest Indian War Harmar Expedition 22+ United States of America vs. Western Indian Confederacy
Harmar's Defeat October 21, 1790 [Fort Wayne, Indiana] Northwest Indian War Harmar Expedition 249+ United States of America vs. Western Indian Confederacy
Battle of Big Pine Creek 1791 Big Pine Creek Northwest Indian War . unknown United States of America vs Kickapoo
Destruction of Ouiatenon May 1791 Ouiatenon Northwest Indian War . 38 United States of America vs Western Indian Confederacy
Battle of Kenapacomaqua August 7, 1791 Near Logansport, Indiana Northwest Indian War . 11 United States of America vs. Western Indian Confederacy
Battle of Tippecanoe November 7, 1811 Near Battle Ground, Indiana Tecumseh's War . 112+ United States of America vs. Tecumseh's confederacy
Pigeon Roost Massacre September 3, 1812 Underwood, Indiana War of 1812 . 19 Shawnee vs. white settlers
Siege of Fort Harrison September 4 – 5, 1812 Terre Haute, Indiana War of 1812 . 3+ United States of America vs. Tecumseh's confederacy
Siege of Fort Wayne September 5 – 12, 1812 Fort Wayne, Indiana War of 1812 Detroit Frontier unknown United States of America vs. Kingdom of Great Britain
Battle at Eel River September 19, 1812 Near Churubusco, Indiana War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 25+ United States of America vs. Tecumseh's confederacy
Spur's Defeat November 22, 1812 Wildcat Creek, near Lafayette, Indiana War of 1812 . 18 Shawnee vs. United States of American
Battle of the Mississinewa December 17–18, 1812 Near Jalapa, Indiana War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 36 United States of America vs. Tecumseh's confederacy
Battle of Tipton's Island April 1813 White River War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 7 Indiana Rangers vs. Kickapoo
Attack at Fort Wayne July 7, 1813 Fort Wayne, Indiana War of 1812 Detroit Frontier 3 United States of America vs. Native Americans
Newburgh Raid July 16, 1862 Newburgh, Indiana American Civil War . 0 Confederate States of America vs. United States of America
Hines' Raid June 18, 1863 Orange & Crawford County, Indiana American Civil War Morgan's Raid 3 Confederate States of America vs. United States of America and Indiana Legion
Battle of Brandenburg Crossing July 7, 1863 East of Mauckport, Indiana American Civil War Morgan's Raid 2 Confederate States of America vs. Indiana Legion
Battle of Corydon July 9, 1863 Corydon, Indiana American Civil War Morgan's Raid 15 Confederate States of America vs. Indiana Legion

*Information courtesy of various sources.


The information on this site may be used for use in personal family records, with source citation. The pages in entirety may not be duplicated for publication in any fashion without the permission of the owner. Commercial use of any material on this site is not permitted.
Please respect the wishes of those who have contributed their time and efforts to make this free site possible.