Category Archives: Forts

Fort Recovery

In 1791, a confederacy of Indian tribes, encouraged and supported by the British, attacked settlements in the Northwest Territories. Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair led a poorly-trained and poorly-equipped army of militia from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati) into the region … Continue reading

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Fort Miamis

Fort Miamis was built by the British in 1794 to block General Wayne’s route to Fort Detroit. When Wayne campaigned against the Indians, the British offered no help as Wayne defeated the Indians at nearby Fallen Timbers. The fort was … Continue reading

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Fort Meigs

In early 1813, American troops and militiamen under General William Henry Harrison built Fort Meigs on the Maumee River to protect Ohio from attacks by the British and Indians. The enemy attacked on May 1, besieging the fort and bombarding … Continue reading

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Fort Negley Park

On a cold Tuesday morning, Nate and I got up early and visited Fort Negley, located on a hill south of downtown Nashville. We were much too early to get into the visitor center. The fort was built by the … Continue reading

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