Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Running a Gauntlet
Desperate to break the British and American Indian siege of Fort Meigs, General William Henry Harrison ordered 800 Kentucky Militia under Colonel William Dudley to cross the Maumee River and destroy the British batteries.
After seizing the enemy cannons on May 5, 1813, the undisciplined U.S. soldiers broke into small groups and chased the scattering Indian troops into the thick woods. British soldiers continued firing - killing and wounding many Americans.
The British marched the prisoners to Fort Miamis and forced them to run a gauntlet of Indians. British General Henry Procter did nothing to stop the massacre, but upon arrival, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh stopped the ordeal and chastised his warriors.
In the end, nearly 650 Americans were killed or captured in what became known as Dudley's Defeat.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1813.
Location. Marker Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Old Fort, New Battle (here, next to this marker); Running A Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); A Shattered Truce (here, next to this marker); The Formidable Fort Miamis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (about 400 feet away); Fort Miamis (about 400 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.