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

Interior Earthworks

Fort Meigs

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 12, 2020
1. Interior Earthworks Marker
Inscription.  
Traverses, or large mounds of earth thrown up throughout the interior of the fort, were originally 14 feet high and 20 feet wide at their base. These earthworks were designed to protect the defenders from incoming artillery fired from British batteries across the river and east of the fort. In front of you, the Grasd Traverse runs the length of the fort and is one of the few remaining original earthworks. The garrison also dug small underground shelters into the southern bases of the traverses for further protection from the British bombardment.

Voices From The Past
Early May 1813
"An English officer who had been taken prisoner and returned on parole had this to say to his general, 'It is powder and shot throuwn away to fire at that fort! I can compare the Americans to nothing but an army of ground hogs.' "
Pvt. Alfred M. Larraine
Independent Volunteer Battalion

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1813.
 
Location. 41° 33.203′ N, 83° 

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By TeamOHE, September 12, 2020
2. Interior Earthworks Marker
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38.92′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from West River Road (Ohio Route 65) near North Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 275 N Ridge Dr, Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Siege (within shouting distance of this marker); Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker); Maumee Rapids (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blockhouses (about 500 feet away); Gardens (about 600 feet away); The Indian Wars (about 700 feet away); Lieut. John McCullough & Lieut. Robert Walker (about 800 feet away); Fort Meigs (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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