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

Child Of The Revolution

William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail

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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
1. Child Of The Revolution Marker
In the heat of the Revolutionary War, British forces attacked the home of Colonel Benjamin Harrison, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The marauders torched furniture, used cattle for target practice, and stole slaves.

Years later, Harrison's son, William Henry, would refer to himself as "a child of the revolution.” In many ways, he upheld the values and continued the battles of the revolutionary era.

Foregoing a career as a doctor, William Henry Harrison chose to serve in the military. He achieved fame as an Indian fighter and led key victories against Britain, ending the ongoing conflict between the United States and its former parent nation. At his inauguration as president three decades later, Harrison proclaimed a strict adherence to the Constitution, rejecting interpretations which, he believed, strayed from the intentions of the Founding Fathers.

The Call To Adventure

At eighteen, Ensign William Henry Harrison was sent on a long journey from Philadelphia to the untamed wilderness of Ohio. He was an idealistic young soldier with little military training. Floating

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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
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down the Ohio River on a flatboat headed into the perilous unknown, could Harrison have imagined what awaited him? Could he have been dreaming that he was taking the first steps on a path that would carry him, like George Washington, from soldier to president?
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. 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. 39° 9.08′ N, 84° 45.145′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road, 0.1 miles north of Brower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Harrison (here, next to this marker); The Frontier Politician (here, next to this marker); The River And The Land (here, next to this marker); From Ensign To Captain (here, next to this marker); Harrison Tomb And Congress Green Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Tippecanoe And Tyler Too!
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(here, next to this marker); Harrison's Resume (here, next to this marker); Life At North Bend (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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