Old Fort in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail
1812 - 1813
At this fort he maintained his headquarters during the battle of Fort Stephenson and the naval battle on Lake Erie known as "Perry's Victory" and here received from Commodore Perry his famous message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
Here the chiefs and warriors of the four friendly tribes of Indians, the Delawares, Shawnees, Wyandots, and Senecas, who in council at Franklinton had pledged their loyalty to General Harrison, joined his army for the invasion of Canada. In that campaign they rendered valuable service against the British which resulted in the defeat of General Procter and the death of Chief Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames.
The following officers served under General Harrison at the fort:
Colonels Ball, Bartlett, Owings, Paull and Wells;
Majors Croghan, Graham, Holmes, Hukill, Smiley, Todd, Trigg, and Wood.
Erected 1913 by as a Centennial Memorial by the Dolly Todd Madison Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 14.28′ N, 83° 8.975′ W. Marker is in Old Fort, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 51 and Harrison Street, on the right when traveling north on County Road 51. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Fort OH 44861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Native American Habitation (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Seneca (approx. 2.2 miles away); to Brady's Island / to Battle Island (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges (approx. 2.4 miles away); Portage Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Seneca John, Noted Chief (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ball’s Battlefield (approx. 6.3 miles away); General Harrison's Mess Table (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Regarding Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail. As part of his preparations to recapture Detroit and
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Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
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