Fort Meigs lecture series Nov 21 announcement
The Fort Meigs Bentley Lecture Series
"The Battle of Fort Stephenson, August 1st - 2nd, 1813"
Mr. Mike Waskul and Mr. Dave Washburn, independent researchers and historians, will present The Battle of Fort Stephenson on Thursday, November 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.
After the Second Siege of Fort Meigs, British general Henry Proctor withdrew his forces, but instead of retreating back to Canada he marched to present-day Fremont, Ohio to attack Fort Stephenson. In the first two days of August of 1813, British and Native American forces attacked Fort Stephenson. U.S. troops, under the command of Major George Croghan, withstood the attack and inflicted enough casualties on the attacking forces to cause their withdrawal. The battle had been a victory for the Americans. George Croghan emerged from the battle as a hero, and in the following months, the Americans won decisive victories at the battles of Lake Erie and the Thames. Join Mr. Waskul and Mr. Washburn as they explore the events of this decisive battle.
Mike Waskul is a long time student, researcher and lecturer on the War of 1812. For the past nine years he has teamed with Dave Washburn and together they have made numerous presentations on subjects related to the War of 1812. Dave Washburn has had a lifelong interest in studying military history and collecting 19th century militaria. These interests led to a desire to participate in historic commemorations of important battlefields and sites in Michigan and across the US. Dave is a graduate of Lawrence Tech and works as a Powertrain Engineer at GM.
The presentation will be held at Fort Meigs in the Visitor Center located at 29100 West River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio on Thursday, November 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