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Title, side A
First Battle Site
Text, side A
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 from 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.
Location
Marblehead Point, Bay Shore Road, Port Clinton
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.514300, Longitude: -82.742000.
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