Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Major Amos Stoddard
1762 - 1813
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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance 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. • Military • War of 1812 •
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