Fort Stephenson

Fort Stephenson (HMBUW)

Location: Fremont, OH 43420 Sandusky County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 20.766', W 83° 6.936'

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War of 1812

[Marker Front]:
Victoriously defended by Major George Croghan.Battle of Fort Stephenson, August 2, 1813.

Built on this spot 1812-1813 and named for Col. Mills Stephenson, one of its builders.

[Marker Reverse]:
Major George Croghan, age 21, took command in July 1813. He was surrounded Aug. 1 by 2,000 Indians under Tecumseh, bombarded from the river by British ships. He had but 160 men and 1 cannon, Old Betsy. The British under Gen. Henry Proctor with 400 men attacked Aug. 2, were repulsed with heavy loses and retreated to Canada. This ended the war on U.S. soil in the west. Perry's victory on Lake Erie came Sept. 10. Our invasion of Canada followed. Proctor was defeated and Tecumseh killed Oct. 5 in the Battle of the Thames, southern Ontario.
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HM NumberHMBUW
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-72
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe Sandusky County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 323003 N 4579337
Decimal Degrees41.34610000, -83.11560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.766', W 83° 6.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 45.96" N, 83° 6' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 High St, Fremont OH 43420, US
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