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

Major Amos Stoddard

1762 - 1813

 
 
Major Amos Stoddard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
1. Major Amos Stoddard Marker
Inscription. Wounded May 1, 1813, on the opening day of the siege of Fort Meigs. Died May 11 of tetanus; buried May 12 in front of the "Grand Battery" on the spot where he received the wound that caused his death.

A native of Connecticut, Major Stoddard served in the American Revolution, practiced law in Massachusetts, and became a member of the Massachusetts legislature. He entered the U.S. Army in 1798 as a captain in the Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Commissioned the first civil and military commandant of Upper Louisiana, he received that territory from the French in 1804 in the name of the United States.

He was promoted to the rank of major in 1807 and commanded the artillery at Fort Meigs when he was wounded.
 
Location. 41° 33.166′ N, 83° 39.151′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Indiana Avenue (Ohio Route 65) and Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at the Fort Meigs State Historical Park, in the interior of the reconstructed Fort Meigs, just east of the site of the Grand Battery. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Major Amos Stoddard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
2. Major Amos Stoddard Marker
View looking southwest of the historical marker in the foreground with one of the fort's earthworks seen in the background and beyond that the fort's outer stockade wall.
of this marker. Fort Meigs (within shouting distance of this marker); General William Henry Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Construction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (about 500 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (about 500 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 (about 600 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (about 600 feet away); 17th Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar of 1812
 
Major Amos Stoddard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
3. Major Amos Stoddard Marker
View looking south of the historical marker and of the interior of Fort Meigs.
Major Amos Stoddard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
4. Major Amos Stoddard Marker
View looking north of the historical marker in the foreground, with the Fort Meigs Memorial Monument in the background.
Major Amos Stoddard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
5. Major Amos Stoddard Marker
View looking northeast of the historical marker in the foreground and of the fort's outer wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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