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)


Dorene from Ohio said...

This particular spot is so charming! I enjoyed reading the additional information.

PalmsRV said...

Thanks, Dorene.