The Fort Meigs Bentley Lecture Series
"The Life of a War of 1812 Soldier"
Dr. Larry Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Bowling Green State University, will present The Life of a War of 1812 Soldier on Thursday, February 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Meigs visitor center. The presentation is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. This lecture is part of our Sixty Years War for the Great Lakes Series.
War of 1812 soldiers, like soldiers from other wars, served their country through a myriad of conditions. Just as today, soldiers endured the monotony of camp life punctuated by the horrors of battle and the hardships endured on the march. Join, Dr. Nelson as he explores what life was like for the men who served from 1812 1815.
Dr. Nelson has authored and edited five books including A Man of Distinction Among Them: Alexander McKee and Indian Affairs Along the Ohio Frontier, 1754 1799 and Men of Patriotism Courage and Enterprise: Fort Meigs in the War of 1812. He has written several articles on topics relating to Ohio history and military history. Nelson is the former Site Manager of Fort Meigs State Memorial having retired in 2004.
The presentation will be held at Fort Meigs in the Visitor Center located at 29100 West River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio on Thursday, February 21st at 7:30 PM. The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812. For more information on this and all of the events at Fort Meigs call 800-283-8916 or visit us on-line at www.fortmeigs.org