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

William Henry Harrison's Encampment

 
 
William Henry Harrison's Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2009
1. William Henry Harrison's Encampment Marker
Inscription. During the War of 1812, Northwestern Army Commander General William Henry Harrison led troops through northwest Ohio on the way to Detroit and Ft. Malden in Michigan. After the decimation of General James Winchester's division at Frenchtown (Monroe, Michigan) by British and Indian forces, Harrison retreated and led his troops southward to the Portage River. Near this site, now the William Henry Harrison Park, Harrison's men waited for supplies and reinforcements, which were delayed due to heavy rains and flooding in the Black Swamp. With the addition of General Leftwich's brigade at the end of January 1813, Harrison's forces reached approximately 1,700. The troops endured the harsh, wet weather and several soldiers died of exposure and were buried at the camp. Once the winter freeze set in, Harrison led the remaining troops to the rapids of the Maumee River where construction of Fort Meigs began.
 
Erected 2003 by Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-87.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 24.175′ N, 83° 27.399′ W. Marker is near Pemberville
William Henry Harrison's Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2009
2. William Henry Harrison's Encampment Marker
View of both the historical marker, and the memorial stone for Harrison's dead soldiers that is located at the base of the marker.
, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from South Bierley Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located south of Pemberville, Ohio, off of South Bierley Avenue, in William Henry Harrison Park. The historical marker is situated along the park's entrance drive, on the right hand side of the road, about 0.1 miles west from the park entrance off of South Bierley Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Pemberville OH 43450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pemberville Town Hall and Opera House (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Captain Elihu H. Mason (approx. 1.9 miles away); to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Trail Tree (approx. 5.6 miles away); Woodville “The Lime Center of the World” / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike (approx. 5.8 miles away); Milestones (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Milestones (approx. 7.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Lieut. Wilson W. Brown (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pemberville.
 
Regarding William Henry Harrison's Encampment. The events discussed by this historical marker are closely tied to the events related to General Winchester's failed
Memorial stone for Harrison's dead soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2009
3. Memorial stone for Harrison's dead soldiers
View of the memorial stone located at the base of the historical marker.
attempt to hold Frenchtown against the British and their Indian allies and the resulting River Raisin Massacre.
 
Also see . . .
1. William H. Harrison. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Fort Meig's History. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
William Henry Harrison's Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2009
4. William Henry Harrison's Encampment Marker
Distant view of the historical marker with the Harrison Memorial Park in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,351 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on July 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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