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

Fort Meigs / Introduction 3

Early Defeats

 
 
Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
1. Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 Marker
Inscription. The war in the West had gone poorly for the United States. In August 1812, Gen. William Hull surrendered Detroit and his entire army to the British. On January 22, 1813, a second United States army led by James Winchester was defeated at French Town (present-day Monroe, Michigan) as it attempted to make its way to reclaim Detroit for the United States.
 
Location. 41° 33.082′ N, 83° 39.18′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from West River Road (Ohio Route 65) north of Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is the third in a series of markers that make up a walking tour of Fort Meigs. This particular marker is located just outside of the back doorway of the park's visitor center, along the walkway that leads from the visitor center to the entrance of the reconstructed fort. 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 of this marker. Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Construction
Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
2. Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 Marker
View looking in the direction of the Fort Meigs Visitor Center of the Fort Meigs, Introduction 3, historical marker which is located along the walkway to the fort.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amos Spafford / Perrysburg (about 400 feet away); Major Amos Stoddard (about 500 feet away); Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
3. Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 Marker
View looking in the direction of the entrance to the reconstructed Fort Meigs of the historical marker which is located along the walkway between the visitor center and the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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