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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Running a Gauntlet

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
1. Running a Gauntlet Marker
Inscription. Desperate to break the British and American Indian siege of Fort Meigs, General William Henry Harrison ordered 800 Kentucky Militia under Colonel William Dudley to cross the Maumee River and destroy the British batteries.

After seizing the enemy cannons on May 5, 1813, the undisciplined U.S. soldiers broke into small groups and chased the scattering Indian troops into the thick woods. British soldiers continued firing - killing and wounding many Americans.

The British marched the prisoners to Fort Miamis and forced them to run a gauntlet of Indians. British General Henry Procter did nothing to stop the massacre, but upon arrival, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh stopped the ordeal and chastised his warriors.

In the end, nearly 650 Americans were killed or captured in what became known as Dudley's Defeat.
 
Location. 41° 34.329′ N, 83° 37.569′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located where Michigan Avenue. dead ends into River Road, on the river side of River Road, in a small, Lucas County MetroPark, which is situated along the west side of the Maumee River. The marker is situated along the lone
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By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
2. Running a Gauntlet Marker
park walking path that leads from the parking lot to the site of the old fort's earthworks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Strategic Location (here, next to this marker); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Miami (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); British Betray Indian Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miamis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (about 400 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
3. Running a Gauntlet Marker
View of the featured historical marker, seen in the center of the group of three markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
4. Running a Gauntlet Marker
View of the group of three markers, including the featured marker, looking northwest along the park walking path.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
5. Running a Gauntlet Marker
Distant view of the featured historical marker, looking southeast along the park's walking path.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
6. Running a Gauntlet Marker
View looking southwest, from beyond the location of the historical marker, of the lone park walking path that leads to the marker from the parking lot.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
7. Running a Gauntlet Marker
View of the Fort Miamis Metro Park sign, situated at the entrance to the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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