Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fort Meigs / Construction
"An immense deal of labor was to be performed in excavating ditches, and making abatis, and clearing away the wood about the camp at a time when the weather was extremely severe and the ground so hard frozen that it was almost impossible to open it with a spade and pick-ax. But in the use of the ax, mattock, and spade consisted all the military knowledge of the army. So we fell to work to bury ourselves as fast as possible and heard nothing of the enemy."
Capt. Eleazer D. Wood
U.S. Corps of Engineers
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War of 1812.
Location. 41° 33.114′ N, 83° 39.156′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be 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. Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Amos Stoddard (about 300 feet away); Fort Meigs (about 400 feet away); General William Henry Harrison (about 400 feet away); 17th Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.