“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Camp Bull

Camp Bull Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. Camp Bull Marker
Inscription.  Situated on land owned by Thomas Worthington, Camp Bull was a stockade constructed in this vicinity to confine British prisoners of war during the War of 1812. When Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British fleet on Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, he captured more than 300 seaman. After they were landed on the Ohio shore, General William Henry Harrison, the commander of the American Army of the Northwest, ordered the prisoners marched to Chillicothe for confinement. The prisoners were placed in a two-acre encampment surrounded by cabins on three sides with a picketed wall on the fourth, which faced the banks of the Scioto River. The camp derived its name from “John Bull,” a common reference for all Englishmen. The prisoners remained at Chillicothe until July 16, 1814. Before leaving, they witnessed the execution by firing squad of six American soldiers who had been found guilty of desertion.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longabegter Company, The Chillicothe & Ross County 2003 Commission, The Ross County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1819.
Location. 39° 20.949′ N, 82° 59.773′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 104), on the right when traveling north. Marker is at parking lot for walking trail 300 feet south of High Street intersection with US 35. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold "Pat" White Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Chillicothe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Sherman (approx. half a mile away); Camp Sherman Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Story Mound (approx. half a mile away); Ohio Coat of Arms (approx. one mile away); Cultural Influences of Chillicothe and Ross County (approx. 1.1 miles away); The "Statehood Riots" / The Enabling Act 1802 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
Related markers.
Camp Bull Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. Camp Bull Marker
Looking south.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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