|Source: Indiana University|
|Source: Sixty Years In A School-room|
There are a couple items shown on the webpage regarding Fort Amanda that are incorrect. I’ve researched Fort Amanda for the past 43 years and just recently published my book titled; “Fort Amanda – a Historical Redress.” Fort Amanda was built by Lt. Col. Robert Pogue of the Kentucky militia, not Colonel Poague. Lt. Col. Pogue named the post for his 12 year old daughter Amanda. It was built in 2 phases, the first by Kentucky troops in Oct. 1812 then enlarged by Ohio militia troops in the spring of 1813. When finished there were 5 blockhouses, not 4.