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Siege of Fort Meigs: 28 April – 9 May 1813

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Siege of Fort Meigs

Historical map of the Siege of Fort Meigs

The Siege of Fort Meigs took place during the War of 1812, in northwestern Ohio. A small British army with support from Indians attempted to capture the recently constructed fort to forestall an American offensive against Detroit, which the British had captured the previous year. An American sortie and relief attempt failed with heavy casualties, but the British failed to capture the fort and were forced to raise the siege.

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