First Battle Site

First Battle Site (HMO11)

Location: Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440 Ottawa County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 30.862', W 82° 44.633'

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1812

— Ohio Historical Marker —

The first War of 1812 battle on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay in a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. Two days later the defenders were rescued. Forty Indians including several chiefs and 8 Americans were killed in the skirmish, neither a victory nor a defeat for either side.
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HM NumberHMO11
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-62
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society and The Ottawa County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 354480 N 4597327
Decimal Degrees41.51436667, -82.74388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.862', W 82° 44.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 51.72" N, 82° 44' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1838-2068 County Rd 135, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, US
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