Thursday, September 29, 2011
Ohio's First Battle Site - 1812
The first War of 1812 battle* on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay in a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. Two days later the defenders were rescued. Forty Indians including several chiefs and 8 Americans were killed in the skirmish, neither a victory nor a defeat for either side.
*Battle of Marblehead Peninsula/Bull Island (see additional information here)