Sick and Injured
Between 1812 and 1814, soldiers who had become sick or sustained injuries in battles were brought back to Fort Amanda. Some died from their injuries, while others succumbed to germ-related maladies such as dysentery, "lake fever” (typhoid), measles and "flux" (severe diarrhea).
Seventy-five gravestones honoring unnamed soldiers of the War of 1812 were erected here in what was then called a national cemetery. Now known as Fort Amanda Cemetery, it continues to be the final resting place for local families, including veterans representing nearly every American conflict from the Revolutionary War through the present.
Erected by Ohio History Connection.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts and Castles • War of 1812.
Location. 40° 40.96′ N, 84° 16.148′ W. Marker is near Kossuth, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on Ohio Route 198 0.2 miles south of Deep Cut Road
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Story of this Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Story of Fort Amanda (within shouting distance of this marker); The 77 Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 300 feet away); Strategic Location (about 300 feet away); The Fort: Construction (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kossuth.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.