Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Indian Wars
When American Pioneers attempted to settle the area north and west of the Ohio River, following the Ordinance of 1787,the Indians aided by the British in Canada, fought valiantly and fiercely for their homes in the Ohio Country. It required the efforts of three American armies to break the Indian resistance. The first Army (1790) under Gen. Josiah Harmar met defeat at the Miami Indian Villages (Fort Wayne, Indiana). The second (1791) under Gov. Arthur St. Clair was ambushed and suffered severe losses on the banks of the Wabash (Fort Recovery, Ohio). The third army, the Legion of the United States, under the command of Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne, achieved decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Aug. 20, 1794. The defeat of the hostile Indians was made complete, following the battle, when the gates of Fort Miamis, the stronghold of their British allies, were closed to them and when promises of aid were not forthcoming. Beaten in combat and deserted by the British, the Indians signed the Treaty of Greeneville, Aug 3, 1795. They were thereby placed under the control of the United States, and the northwest territory was opened, in part, to peaceful white settlement.
By Christopher Light, circa February 2007
1. The Indian Wars Marker
Erected 1955 by The Historical Society of Northwestern Ohio.
33.28′ N, 83° 39.03′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from Rapids Road near U.S. 20. Touch for map. Follow the signs to Fort Meigs, down by the river. Itís adjacent to the parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43552, United States of America.
By Christopher Light, February 2007
2. Fort Miegs
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Meigs (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); General William Henry Harrison (about 800 feet away); Major Amos Stoddard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Meigs / Construction (approx. ľ mile away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
Also see . . . Ohio Indian Wars. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,162 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.