Ranger: North American Frontier Soldier- Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable
- "Ranger: North American Frontier Soldier"
Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable
Local historian and author Matt Wulff will speak about the role of the Ranger soldier in early colonial North America. This is the subject of his latest book, Ranger: North American Frontier Soldier. The talk occurs on Thursday, April 16 at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center in Perrysburg. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public.
Once colonization of North America began, it would not take long for conflict to follow. The French, through strong alliances with the various Native American tribes would integrate the Native's methods of waging war with their own to develop what would be know as "The Little War." The militia organizations of the English settlements were often caught unaware by the quick hit and run raids of the French and Indians. A new type of soldier was needed that could provide security against these raiders from the north, a soldier that could fight the enemy on their own terms in the vast woodlands of North America. With this need, the Ranger was born.
Mr. Wulff, has been a re-enactor for the past 20 years. His main area of interest is the French and Indian War time period with a special emphasis on the Corps of Rangers under the command of Robert Rogers. Matt has authored several articles which have appeared in Smoke and Fire News, The Battalion Journal, and Muzzleloader Magazine. In addition to his newest book, he also wrote Robert Rogers Rules for the Ranging Services: An Analysis.
The Lecture takes place at Fort Meigs in the Visitor Center located at 29100 West River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio on Thursday, April 16 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.