Reply To: St. Clair's Defeat, Whiskey Rebellion & 1812


Wayne didn’t deal with the organization of the frontier army much differently from St. Clair, but he was a better Indian fighter and was able to defeat the tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. I would say the War of 1812 had much more to do with the creation of a standing army than anything else, though it must be noted that the United States still essentially used a militia system until WWII.