Fort Meigs

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Fort Meigs

(mĕgz), American fortification on the Maumee River, near Perrysburg, N central Ohio; est. Feb., 1813, by Gen. William Henry HarrisonHarrison, William Henry,
1773–1841, 9th President of the United States (Mar. 4–Apr. 4, 1841), b. "Berkeley," Charles City co., Va.; son of Benjamin Harrison (1726?–1791) and grandfather of Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901).
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 across the river from British Fort Miami (see MaumeeMaumee
, residential city (1990 pop. 15,561), Lucas co., NW Ohio, on the Maumee River; inc. 1838. Maumee was the site of Fort Miami, a British post surrendered to the Americans during the War of 1812. There is an automotive stamping plant in the city.
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, Ohio). Through the spring and summer of 1813, the Americans there held off British attacks.

Meigs, Fort:

see Fort MeigsFort Meigs
, American fortification on the Maumee River, near Perrysburg, N central Ohio; est. Feb., 1813, by Gen. William Henry Harrison across the river from British Fort Miami (see Maumee, Ohio). Through the spring and summer of 1813, the Americans there held off British attacks.
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