Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Running a Gauntlet
After seizing the enemy cannons on May 5, 1813, the undisciplined U.S. soldiers broke into small groups and chased the scattering Indian troops into the thick woods. British soldiers continued firing - killing and wounding many Americans.
The British marched the prisoners to Fort Miamis and forced them to run a gauntlet of Indians. British General Henry Procter did nothing to stop the massacre, but upon arrival, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh stopped the ordeal and chastised his warriors.
In the end, nearly 650 Americans were killed or captured in what became known as Dudley's Defeat.
Location. 41° 34.329′ N, 83° 37.569′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is located where Michigan Avenue. dead ends into River Road, on the river side of River Road, in a small, Lucas County MetroPark, which is situated along the west side of the Maumee River. The marker is situated along the lone
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Strategic Location (here, next to this marker); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Miami (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); British Betray Indian Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miamis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (about 400 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
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