Battle Ground, IN
Battle Ground Map
Battle Ground is part of the Lafayette, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In the late summer and fall of 1811, William Henry Harrison, then Governor of the Indiana Territory, organized a military expedition against the increasing menace of the federation of Indian tribes being formed by the Shawnee brothers and chiefs, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, also known as the Prophet. The Prophet's twin brother died at birth. With their community of Prophetstown as his objective, General Harrison marched from Vincennes, Indiana, at the head of a small army of about one thousand men.