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The fort was built, maintained, operated and defended by both militia and regular army companies from primarily Kentucky and Ohio. The Kentuckians, made up of members of the militia, first built and manned the fort in 1812. The Ohioans came to the fort in 1813. All of the men below were either stationed at or passed through Fort Amanda.
General William Henry Harrison
(1773-1841), led the American forces during the War of 1812 and passed through Fort Amanda in April 1813 on his way to Defiance. National Archives
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Pogue
(1766-1833), led the Kentucky troops who built the original Fort Amanda. Although discharged in March 1813, Pogue was called back to duty and participated in the Battle of the Thames later that fall.
Captain Daniel Hosbrook
(1785-1868), commanded all at Fort Amanda, overseeing the enlargement of the fort upon arrival of the Ohio troops. Daniel Hosbrook and Judy Brills
Colonel Alexander Bourne
(1788-1849), private soldier and later Adjutant, 2nd Regiment Ohio Militia 3rd detachment) during the War of 1812, served from February
Major Thomas Bodley
(1772-1833), served with General Anthony Wayne during the campaign to Fallen Timbers in 1794 and in 1812, was ranked Major as Deputy Quartermaster for Pogue's regiment. Lexington Lodge #1
Ensign William Schillinger
(1782-1871), was part of Captain Hosbrook's company. He kept a meticulous recording of daily events at the fort between February and July 1813. Much of what is known about Fort Amanda is through his writings.
Private George Bowman
(1797-1876), served in Captain Hosbrook's company. Louise Havens
Erected by Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War 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.
Location. 40° 40.837′ N, 84° 16.074′ W. Marker is in Kossuth, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on Ohio Route 198 south of Deep Cut Road (Local Highway 230), on the right when traveling north
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Amanda (a few steps from this marker); Fort Amanda Monument (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Amanda (a few steps from this marker); The Fort: Supply Depot (a few steps from this marker); The Fort: Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Strategic Location (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 500 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 49 times since then. Last updated on February 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.