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By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2013
Private Patrick Russell Marker
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 63-48 — 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell
[Front Side of Marker]: 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 Near this site, in the War of 1812, stood the British encampment during the First Siege of Fort Meigs from May 1-9, 1813. This marker honors members of the 41st Regiment of . . . — Map (db m65056) HM WM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — A Long March
As peace negotiations continued without success, General Wayne's slow and strenuous march through Ohio moved massive amounts of supplies, horses and artillery to support his 2,000 soldiers. Along the way, Wayne's army built supply depots and . . . — Map (db m90902) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — A Strategic Location
The British constructed Fort Miamis at the foot of the Maumee River rapids to challenge U.S. General Anthony Wayne and his Legionnaires marching through the Ohio country in 1794. Besides preventing a U.S. advance on British-controlled Detroit, . . . — Map (db m76970) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Aftermath of War
Once assured the Western Confederacy was not returning, Wayne marched his troops within cannon range of Fort Miamis. To assert American presence, Wayne encamped there and sent a series of letters to British Major William Campbell. After three . . . — Map (db m90969) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Alliances — Main Battle Line
The Western Confederacy united three prominent Nations: the Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware, with additional members from other Nations. Chief Little Turtle of the Miami, Blue Jacket of the Shawnee and Buckongahelas of the Delaware were the primary . . . — Map (db m93110) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — American Faces — Americans
There were multiple noteworthy Americans at the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Treaty of Greenville. Perhaps you've heard of a few? William Henry Harrison Served under General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. . . . — Map (db m91021) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers
In memory of all the American Indians who gave their lives at this place, including members of the following tribes. Chippewa           Ottawa Delaware           Potawatami Miami           Shawnee Mingo           Wyandot Dedicated August 20, 1994 . . . — Map (db m85707) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Archeology & Artifacts — Main Battle Line
In 1995, after years of research, Dr. G. Michael Pratt led an archeological survey on a field west of the floodplain previously believed to be the site of the battle. A successful dig turned up artifacts such as buckshot, rifle fragments and . . . — Map (db m93178) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 46-48 — Battle of Fallen Timbers
[Front Side Text of Marker] : "Battle of Fallen Timbers" The Battle of Fallen Timbers, fought on August 20, 1794, is one of the most significant events relating to post-Revolutionary War America. Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne led . . . — Map (db m54542) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Battle of Fallen Timbers
This monument and nine-acre site commemorates the Battle of Fallen Timbers, fought August 20, 1794, between a confederation of Indian tribes and General Anthony Wayne’s Legion of the United States. Treaty of Greenville   1795General Anthony . . . — Map (db m89200) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — British Betray Indian Allies
After U.S. victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794, the retreating American Indians fled to Fort Miamis. But the British troops - betraying earlier assurances - denied their Indian allies access to the fort. U.S. troops . . . — Map (db m76877) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Caught Off Guard
To prepare for battle, warriors from the Western Confederacy followed a fasting ritual. An unexpected two-day wait, caused by General Wayne's construction of Camp Deposit, left the warriors famished and dehydrated. On the morning of the battle, . . . — Map (db m90903) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Cover and Camouflage — August 20, 1794 —
The natural land features and geography of the land played a major role in determining the battle strategy for both forces. This, combined with the thick forests and downed timber, caused by a tornado, was a landscape that favored the Western . . . — Map (db m90927) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C27 — Dudley's Massacre — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Early American Defeats
Feeling confident after defeating the British in the Revolutionary War, the U.S. stood little chance of success against the better ordered Western Confederacy forces. As a result the well-organized natives led by Little Turtle and Blue Jacket . . . — Map (db m90318) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fallen Timbers
Resentment by the Indians against white encroachment reached a peck in the 1790’s. Encouraged by the British, they began to raid settlements. Two poorly organized American military campaigns, led by General Josiah Harmar in 1790 and Governor Arthur . . . — Map (db m19568) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial — In Memoriam
On the Battlefield of Fallen Timbers, in unmarked graves, rest the brave soldiers of General Anthony Wayne's Legion of the United States and the Kentucky Volunteers, who were killed on August 20, 1794, in the victorious conflict with the Indians and . . . — Map (db m20004) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fallen Timbers Battle Monument
(Front) The Greenville Treaty To General Anthony Wayne who organized the “Legion of the United States” by order of President Washington and defeated Chief Little Turtle’s warriors here at Fallen Timbers August 20, 1794. . . . — Map (db m8175) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C — Fallen Timbers Battlefield — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site
This park commemorates battles and treaties with the British and American Indians that led to the westward expansion of the United States and statehood for Ohio. In the 1790s, residents of the newly formed United States were starting to . . . — Map (db m65093) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fighting Forces
Following the disastrous defeats of U.S. Generals Harmar and St. Clair by the Western Confederacy, President George Washington recalled Anthony Wayne from retirement to lead a new U.S. fighting force. Over the course of two years, General Wayne . . . — Map (db m90901) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 4-48 — First Presbyterian Church — Ohio Historical Marker
This congregation was organized January 9, 1820 by 11 charter members. In 1837 the structure was completed on land reserved for religious purposes on the first Maumee plat. A British gun battery stood on the site in the War of 1812. Additions to the . . . — Map (db m18772) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fort Miamis — Anthony Wayne Parkway
On this site in 1794, the British built Fort Miamis to block Gen. Anthony Wayne's expected march on Detroit. Its strategic location commanded both the land and water routes in the Maumee Valley. The post, constructed after the manner of the noted . . . — Map (db m18738) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fort Miamis — A British Outpost
British Troops constructed Fort Miamis on the banks of the Maumee River between April and August of 1794 with the help of local American Indians. Fort Miamis featured four bastions, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings and . . . — Map (db m76876) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fort Miamis Connection — Fort Miamis
As allies, the British government supported the Western Confederacy with supplies but did not authorize soldiers to assist in battle. For the British, the garrison at Fort Miamis was strictly a defensive barrier to Wayne's march northward. The . . . — Map (db m93177) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Fort Miamis During the War of 1812
In the spring of 1813, British troops returned to the site of Fort Miamis to again ally with a determined American Indian Confederacy struggling to expel American settlers from their homeland. The British successfully landed troops and artillery at . . . — Map (db m76878) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 2-48 — House of Four Pillars — Ohio Historical Marker
Theodore Dreiser wrote in 1900 his famous novel, Sister Carrie, in this house. It was built in 1835 and altered to Greek Revival Style in 1844. Dreiser acquired it in 1899. The house possesses most of the features typical of the American . . . — Map (db m25878) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C — Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 52-48 — Lucas County Children's Home — Ohio Historical Marker —
For nearly a century, this 98-acre site was occupied by an orphanage that, over the years, cared for several thousand destitute children. Founded in nearby Toledo in 1867 as the Protestant Orphan's Home, the orphanage became the Lucas County . . . — Map (db m94699) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Maumee River Rapids
The Maumee River Rapids, made of exposed limestone bedrock, is an alvar, a habitat found only in Europe and here in the Great Lakes region. Alvars are rocky ledges with cycles of flooding and seasonal low water. Plants and animals live on the . . . — Map (db m68357)
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 30-48 — Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons
On March 5, 1817, Lieutenant Almon Gibbs, formerly of Army Lodge No. 24 at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, formed Northern Light Lodge No. 40 "at Waynesfield" (now Maumee). Gibbs served as Worshipful Master, William Griffith as Senior Warden, and Charles . . . — Map (db m67523) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Partners in Preservation — The Battlefield
The Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic site exists for the benefit and education of the public thanks to the dedication of preservationists across the country. Metroparks of the Toledo Area owns and protects Fort Miamis and . . . — Map (db m93181) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Ready, Aim, Fire!
The Legion of 2,000 combatants was organized into four sub-legions, each containing companies of infantry, light infantry, riflemen and dragoons. Split into three columns the legion's left flank held the 2nd and 4th sub-legions, while the right . . . — Map (db m90938) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Running a Gauntlet
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 . . . — Map (db m76969) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Side Cut Locks
The Side Cut section of the Miami and Erie Canal was completed in 1842 to provide a water connection from the canal down to the river at Maumee. It was two miles long with six limestone locks. Canal locks acted like elevators to raise and lower . . . — Map (db m28568) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C — Site of Fort Miami — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — The Battle Begins — Ravine — August 20, 1794 —
Wayne's advance units of scouts and militia collided with the Native Confederacy's position in the dense forest. In a fierce fight, the U.S. forces were driven back to the main columns of the Legion. Under the cover provided by the advance . . . — Map (db m90935) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — The Battle Ends — Kentucky Militia
The Western Alliance faced a more formidable foe at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Although losses were equal on both sides, rumors of eight slain chiefs discouraged the Western Confederacy. They retreated to where Swan Creek meets the Maumee River. . . . — Map (db m90967) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — The Great Trail
This Tablet Marks the Path Made previous to the French and Indian War By the Indians Who called it THE GREAT TRAIL It extended from Detroit to Pittsburg and was used by the French and British and by General Harrison in 1812. . . . — Map (db m21882) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — The Indian Wars — 1790 - 1795
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 . . . — Map (db m18821) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 3-48 — The Old Plantation
Levi Beebe built in 1836 this structure then known as the Commercial Building housing stores, bank, and post office. During the canal era, the building was a stagecoach stop and social center for Maumee, the Lucas County seat until 1853. Later the . . . — Map (db m27013) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — A84 — to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Hull-Winchester Marches —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on North Side : Hull-Winchester Marches 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - 5 Miles to Hull's Crossing Text on South Side : . . . — Map (db m93522) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Treaty of Greenville
In the summer of 1795, General Wayne and representatives of the Western Confederacy gathered at Fort Greenville in Ohio to negotiate a peace treaty. After a long winter with few supplies, deep distrust of the British and minimal shelter, the . . . — Map (db m90998) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Turkey Foot Rock
Lower marker On this rock according to tradition, Chief Turkey Foot of the Ottawa Indians rallied his warriors during the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Here he was killed and for many years tribesmen made offerings of tobacco on the rock to . . . — Map (db m19572) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Unfair Negotiations — Treaty of Paris, 1783
After the American Revolution, the arrival of more settlers to the Ohio Country threatened the fragile peace between Native Nations, the British and the United States. Land boundaries were set between the British and the U.S. at the Treaty of . . . — Map (db m90303) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — Why Fight Here?
The Maumee River Valley nurtured a hunter-gatherer life and later farming communities for thousands of Native Americans. The valley also attracted the French, British and American settlers because of navigable waterways and the fur trade. . . . — Map (db m90299) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 5-48 — Wolcott House
This federal style house was built in 1827 by James A. Wolcott who migrated to Ohio in 1818 from Connecticut. Of distinguished parentage, Wolcott was a leading merchant, shipbuilder, judge and politician. Here he and his wife, Mary Wells, daughter . . . — Map (db m27023) HM

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