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  • 1-72 The Marker is near the tall monument. The fort was on this site, but today The Birchard Public Library sits on the site 1-72 The Marker is near the tall monument. The fort was on this site, but today The Birchard Public Library sits on the site
  • 1-72 Front of Marker with the cannon Old Betsy, that was used at Fort Stephenson in the background 1-72 Front of Marker with the cannon Old Betsy, that was used at Fort Stephenson in the background
  • 1-72 Inscription on the monument which is next to the Marker 1-72 Inscription on the monument which is next to the Marker
  • 1-72 The monument, Old Betsy, and the Marker 1-72 The monument, Old Betsy, and the Marker
  • 1-72 The Fort had a commanding view and today is located in the downtown area of Fremont. 1-72 The Fort had a commanding view and today is located in the downtown area of Fremont.
  • 1-72 It was a nice Spring day to visit Fort Stephenson 1-72 It was a nice Spring day to visit Fort Stephenson
  • 1-72 Marker Back 1-72 Marker Back
  • 1-72 Marker Front 1-72 Marker Front
  • 1-72 Old Betsy 1-72 Old Betsy
  • 1-72 Fort Stephenson 1-72 Fort Stephenson
  • 1-72 Battle of Fort Stephenson Sketch 1-72 Battle of Fort Stephenson Sketch
  • 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker
  • 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker
  • 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker
  • 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker 1-72 The Fort Stephenson Marker
Title, side A
Fort Stephenson
Text, side A
War of 1812. Victoriously defended by Major George Croghan. Battle of Fort Stephenson. August 2, 1813. Built on this spot 1812-1813 and named for Col. Mills Stephenson, one of its builders.
Text, side B
Major George Croghan, age 21, took command in July 1813. He was surrounded Aug. 1 by 2,000 Indians, under Tecumseh, bombarded from the river by British ships. He had but 160 men and 1 cannon, Old Betsy. The British under Gen. Henry Proctor with 400 men attacked Aug. 2, were repulsed with heavy losses and retreated to Canada. This ended the war on U.S. soil in the west. Perry's victory on Lake Erie came Sept. 10. Our invasion of Canada followed. Proctor was defeated and Tecumseh killed Oct. 5 in the Battle of the Thames, southern Ontario.
Address
423 Croghan Street
Fremont, OH 43420
Location
423 Croghan Street, Fort Stephenson Park
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.346200, Longitude: -83.115400.
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