Running A Gauntlet
On May 5, 1813, Colonel William Dudley and 800 Kentucky Militia crossed the Maumee River where they successfully disabled the British cannons firing on Fort Meigs. Colonel Dudley died during the raid.
The rest of the Militia ignored orders from officers and chased warriors into the woods. The Militia lost its advantage, taking heavy fire from British troops and suffering mass casualties. The wounded and survivors were then forced to run a gauntlet at Fort Miamis, while British officers looked on. War Chief Tecumseh demanded the bloodshed be halted.
Approximately 650 Americans were killed or captured in what became known as Dudley's defeat.
What is a gauntlet?
A form of punishment where victims are forced to run between two lines of people armed with weapons.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1813.
Location. 41° 34.33′ N, 83° 37.571′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Fort Miamis Walking Path 0.2 miles south of Michigan Avenue
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Shattered Truce (here, next to this marker); Old Fort, New Battle (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); The Great Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.