Major Amos Stoddard

Major Amos Stoddard (HMJM0)

Location: Perrysburg, OH 43551 Wood County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 33.166', W 83° 39.151'

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1762 - 1813

Wounded May 1, 1813, on the opening day of the siege of Fort Meigs. Died May 11 of tetanus; buried May 12 in front of the "Grand Battery" on the spot where he received the wound that caused his death.

A native of Connecticut, Major Stoddard served in the American Revolution, practiced law in Massachusetts, and became a member of the Massachusetts legislature. He entered the U.S. Army in 1798 as a captain in the Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Commissioned the first civil and military commandant of Upper Louisiana, he received that territory from the French in 1804 in the name of the United States.

He was promoted to the rank of major in 1807 and commanded the artillery at Fort Meigs when he was wounded.
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 278783 N 4603520
Decimal Degrees41.55276667, -83.65251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 33.166', W 83° 39.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 33' 9.96" N, 83° 39' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27400-27498 Fort Meigs Rd, Perrysburg OH 43551, US
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