American Expedition 1813

American Expedition 1813 (HMBZ0)

Location: Port Clinton, OH 43452 Ottawa County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 30.828', W 82° 56.018'

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Across the De Lery Portage

From Fort Seneca to Detroit and the invasion of Canada as noted in Captain R.B. McAfee's history 1816.

Major General Harrison on receiving word of Commodore Perry's victory proceeded to Fort Stephenson and "issued his orders for the movement of the troops and transportation of the provision military stores etc. to the margin of the lake preparatory to their embarkation."

The troops were marched down the old Sandusky-Scioto trail to its northern terminus on Lake Erie.

"In bringing down the military stores and provisions from posts on the Sandusky River to the vessels in the lake a short land carriage became necessary to expedite embarkation.

It was deemed more safe and expeditious to transport the stores and drag the boats across the isthmus which was accomplished between the 15th and the 20th of the month (Sep. 1813). Each regiment was ordered to construct a strong fence of brush and fallen timber in front of its encampment which extended when finished from Portage River to Sandusky River. Within this enclosure their horses were turned loose to graze on ample pastures of excellent grass."
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 338644 N 4597601
Decimal Degrees41.51380000, -82.93363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.828', W 82° 56.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 49.68" N, 82° 56' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 504 E Perry St, Port Clinton OH 43452, US
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