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Tango0110 Mar 2021 9:11 p.m. PST

"Captain William Sebree's Map of Fort Meigs. Though crude, this is the best contemporary drawing of the fort, showing the traverses, magazines and "bombproof" dugouts made by the men during the siege. "Gratiots Battery" was built between the first and second sieges. Note the box with the dot in the middle situated on the Rear Traverse. This represents a man calling out "shot" or "bomb" to warn the garrison during the bombardment.

On April 28, 1813, a force of British and Canadian soldiers and Native Americans led by General Henry Procter and Tecumseh, respectively, landed on the banks of the Maumee near Fort Meigs and prepared to lay siege to the American camp. According to the history of the war written by Robert B McAfee:…"

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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2021 2:44 p.m. PST

Very interesting contemporary crude but informative maps on Fort Meigs and the British batteries. Thanks T.

Tango0112 Mar 2021 1:04 p.m. PST

No mention my friend.


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