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
Location. 41° 33.114′ N, 83° 39.156′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from West Indiana Avenue (Ohio Route 65) near Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is part of a series of markers that make up a walking tour of Fort Meigs. This particular marker is located just inside of the reconstructed fort's main
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.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 408 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.