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

17th Infantry Regiment

 
 
17th Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
1. 17th Infantry Regiment Marker
View of the front side of the historical marker.
Inscription.  
The 17th Infantry, created by Congress in 1812 and formed with personnel from western states, was the only Regular Army regiment in General James Winchester's column of the Army of the Northwest's campaign to regain Detroit. During the War of 1812, the 17th fought at Frenchtown, Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson, and Thames River. In 1815, the 17th was consolidated with the 5th, 19th, and 28th Infantry to form the 3rd Infantry. In May 1861, the 17th Infantry was again organized as a Regular Army regiment and has since served continuously with distinction.

The regiment served in Ohio at Columbus Barracks from 1894 until 1899, where, after the Spanish-American War, the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the predecessor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was founded. The 17th participated in the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican Border Campaign, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and expeditions in Panama (1989-1990). The regiment was decorated with the Presidential Unit Citation for the Leyte Operation, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, and four Republic of Korea Presidential
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Unit Citations. Seventeen members of the 17th Infantry have been awarded the Medal of Honor.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, 17th Infantry Regiment Association, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-87.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1861.
 
Location. 41° 33.027′ N, 83° 39.163′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is on West Indiana Avenue (Ohio Route 65) north of Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located in front of the museum / visitor center that is part of the Fort Meigs state park facility. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Amos Spafford / Perrysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 (about 300 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (about 300 feet away); Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons
17th Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
2. 17th Infantry Regiment Marker
View of the reverse side of the historical marker.
(about 400 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (about 400 feet away); Fort Meigs / Construction (about 500 feet away); Virginia Soldiers Who Died At Fort Meigs Or In Ohio During the War of 1812 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
17th Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 28, 2009
3. 17th Infantry Regiment Marker
View of historical marker on the walkway leading to the museum / visitor center that is located on the site of Fort Meigs.
17th Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
4. 17th Infantry Regiment Marker
Another view of the historical marker in it's location in front of the Fort Meigs museum / visitor center.
17th Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 5, 2010
5. 17th Infantry Regiment Marker
View of the historical marker situated in front of the museum / visitor center parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,409 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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