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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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Although the Royal Newfoundland Regiment never served as a whole during the war of 1812, the various companies were active in almost every conflict of the war fighting at Michilimackinac, Detroit, Queenston Heights, Frenchtown, Ogdensburg, York, Fort Meigs, Fort George, Sackets Harbor, Stoney Creek, The Thames and Crysler's Farm, as well as many smaller engagements.
However, in order to placate his Native allies, Fort Meigs was assaulted
Niagara and completed the battle, defeating the British and sending his message to General William Henry Harrison at Fort Meigs, near what is now Toledo: "We have met the enemy, and they are ours: two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop." Perry's flag had on it the famous naval motto, "Don't give up the ship!" The monument to Perry's victory is one of the tallest in the U.S.--second only to the Washington Monument.
His plans involved holding the line of the Maumee River from Fort Defiance to the Rapids, where a base (the later Fort Meigs) was to be established for the advance on Detroit.
Fort Meigs State Memorial Perrysburg, (419) 874-4121.
Whilst finishing construction of Fort Meigs, Ohio the men came under fire and the American Artillery Commander was killed.
Flushed with his victory at Frenchtown, Procter, late in April 1813, led a force of 2,500 men in an assault on Fort Meigs. Over half of his force consisted of Indians, many from Michigan, who were led by Tecumseh and another Indian leader, Roundhead.
Tourgoers will visit Fort Meigs in Maumee, Ohio (a key military base that withstood two sieges by British and Native-American forces); the River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe; and a section of Hull's Road in Wayne County as well as the sites of the Battles of Brownstown and Monguagon.
"If I tamely permit the enemy to await his reinforcements and mature his plans," he wrote, "he will become too formidable." Accordingly, he laid plans to attack the Americans at Fort Meigs near the Maumee rapids, opposite the site of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Anticipating a siege, Hull sends a detachment south toward the River Raisin to connect with a convoy of supplies sent from Fort Meigs. Along the way, the Americans successfully engage some 400 of the enemy and send them retreating at a run.
As Brock's successor, he moved on to Fort Meigs on the Maumee, savaging Henry Clay's Kentucky militia.
DEADLIEST BATTLES OF THE WAR OF 1812 (1812-1815) KILLED IN BATTLE PLACE ACTION DATE Fort Mims Alabama 533 Aug 30, 1813 Raisin River (Frenchtown) Michigan 300 Jan 22, 1813 Lundy's Lane Ontario 171 Jul 25, 1814 Fort Meigs Ohio 110 May 5, 1813 Chrysler's Farm Ontario 102 Nov 11, 1813 Queenstown Heights Ontario 90 Oct 13, 1812 Essex v.

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