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Defiance in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Reinforcement Work

 
 
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By TeamOHE, August 11, 2020
1. Reinforcement Work Marker
Inscription.  Anthony Wayne defeated the Indian Confederation at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. The retreating Indians were locked out of Fort Miamis by their British allies. Wayne noted the artillery mounted at the British Fort. Upon returning to Fort Defiance, he ordered Major Henry Burbeck to strengthen the garrison to withstand artillery rounds. A parapet, an earthen wall ten feet thick, sloping upward six feet from the ditch to the pickets, was placed outside the picket walls and around blockhouses. It was supported by a log wall on the side of the ditch and by fascines or fagots (bundles of sticks). A ditch, six teen feet wide and eight feet deep, surrounded the garrison except on the side toward the Auglaize River. sharpened diagonal pickets, set one foot apart projected over the ditch. A parapet and abatis were used to protect the Auglaize River side. At the point, two lines of pickets converged toward a ditch eight feet deep from which river water was procured. Within the fort were officers quarters, a bake oven, and a powder magazine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
Reinforcement Work Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 11, 2020
2. Reinforcement Work Marker
Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 41° 17.233′ N, 84° 21.433′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Street and Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Fort Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Fort St, Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthony Wayne's Fort Defiance (here, next to this marker); South Blouckhouse (here, next to this marker); Frontier Fort 1794-1796 (here, next to this marker); Location Of The Bake Oven (here, next to this marker); Fort Winchester (here, next to this marker); Fort Defiance (a few steps from this marker); Flood Poles (a few steps from this marker); Service Star Legion Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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