Those guilty of misbehavior at Fort Meigs faced a variety of punishments. Although whipping was outlawed, soldiers could have their pay stopped, be forced to do extra duties around the camp, be chained in their tents, or be fed bread and water only. Serious offenders were drummed from camp. Those guilty of minor offenses could be forced to publicly "ride the wooden horse.” This punishment combined physical discomfort and public humiliation.
Voices Of The Past
March 31, 1813
"This day a general court martial sentenced John T. Mosby, a private in Capt. Bradford's company, for threatening to blow up the magazine and then to desert to the British, to be confined, tied to a post or log in a tent by himself one month, to have a handcuff on his right hand, to ride a wooden horse for 30 minutes once a week for one month with a six pound ball fastened to each foot, to wear a ball and a chain the whole time…"
Capt. Daniel Cushing
2nd Regiment U.S. Artillery
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is March 31, 1813.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Siege (within shouting distance of this marker); Interior Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Maumee Rapids (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockhouses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Indian Wars (about 500 feet away); Gardens (about 500 feet away); Lieut. John McCullough & Lieut. Robert Walker (about 600 feet away); Fort Meigs (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
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