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  Forts of Illinois..... History of Illinois Forts presented by Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group
Fort Armstrong, named in honor of former as having been Secretary of War John Armstrong, was described as having been situated on the lower extremity of the island where the shoreline consisted of 30-foot high perpendicular cliffs of limestone.
FORT JOHNSON - In compliance with orders of General Benjamin Howard, a fort was established in late September 1814, during the War of 1812, by Brevet Major Zachary Taylor on a high bluff on the eastern bank of the Mississippi opposite the mouth of the Des Moines River, near present Warsaw in Hancock County.
In 1759 and 1760, the fort was significantly rebuilt and renamed Fort Massiac in honor of the French minister of marine, the marquis de Massiac.
genealogytrails.com /ill/forts.html   (13185 words)

 Forts of Fort Wayne, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fort Wayne in current Fort Wayne, Indiana was established by Captain John Hamtramck under orders from General "Mad" Anthony Wayne as part of the campaign against the Indians of the area.
Fort Miami, built by the French under Jean Baptiste Bissot, in 1715, was originally called Fort St. Philippe and was also known as Fort des Miamis at the present-day city of Fort Wayne, Indiana where the St.
Fort Wayne was next besieged by the Indian forces of Tecumseh during the Siege of Fort Wayne.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fort_Wayne_(Indiana)   (428 words)

 Battle of Fallen Timbers/Site Inspection-Ft. Miamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fort Miamis marks the high water mark of Wayne's advance during the 1794 campaign, and its construction was part of the final attempt by the British to hold on to lands conceded to the U.S. by the Treaty of Paris a decade earlier.
Fort Miamis served as the headquarters area for British efforts to retain (in 1794) and regain (in 1813) control of the Maumee River region and the southern shore of Lake Erie.
Fort Miamis as a historical site is significant to the understanding of both Fallen Timbers and Fort Meigs, but it is critical to the understanding of the relationship between these two landmark events.
www.heidelberg.edu /FallenTimbers/FTIns.FMiamis.html   (1142 words)

 Fort Tours | Fort Miamis
Built by the British in April 1794, the fort was constructed of earth bastions surrounded by a 25-foot-deep moat lined with stakes.
However, the fort was also built to demonstrate British support of the Indian Confederacy and the tribes' efforts to halt westward expansion by white settlers.
Left in ruins, the fort and its nearby dock were reoccupied by the British and their remaining Native American allies during the War of 1812.
www.forttours.com /pages/fortmiamis.asp   (434 words)

 US Battlefields.com -- created with PhotoSite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fort Knox was built to avoid a British invasion that was expected during the mid-19th century.
Fort Popham is one of several forts built over three centuries near the mouth of the Kennebec River.The first fort built nearby in 1607 on Sabino Head, protected a brief and early English settlement, the Popham Colony.
Fort Sewall was first established in 1644 as a defensive breastwork on Gale's Head, one of this area's rocky headlands.
usbattlefields.com   (2508 words)

 National Park Service - Founders and Frontiersmen (Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site)
Determined to subdue the Indians and open the region north of the Ohio to settlement, in 1792 President Washington appointed Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne to command in the West.
In 1794 the British built Fort Miami (Miamis) to block Gen. Anthony Wayne's advance on Detroit and to encourage the Ohio Indians in their resistance to U.S. penetration north and west of the Ohio River.
The fort was a log stockade, which had four bastions, each capable of mounting four cannon, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings, and various shops.
www.nps.gov /history/history/online_books/founders/sitea24.htm   (932 words)

 Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne, the county seat of Allen County, derives its name from a U.S. military fort established in 1794 by Gen. Anthony Wayne.
The first French port, named Fort Miamis, was built in 1697 and was part of a group of forts built between Quebec and St.
Fort Wayne saw an increase in its population during the 19th century with the arrival of immigrants from Germany and Ireland.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h2273.html   (663 words)

 Fort Wayne, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fort Wayne (IPA: [fɔɹt weɪn]) is a city in northeastern Indiana, USA and the county seat of Allen County.
The Fort Wayne Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 502,141, as of the 2004 update of the 2000 census.
Fort Wayne's first park, the 0.2 acre (800 m²) Old Fort Park, was established in 1863.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fort_Wayne,_Indiana   (4759 words)

 Illinois Forts
French Fort Checagou was noted on a French 1683 map, which may or may not be the same fort.
The Army left the fort in 1836 but it was still in use by the state militia until 1845.
Said to be the oldest pioneer fort in the county.
www.geocities.com /naforts/il.html   (1513 words)

 Little Turtle - Kekionga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fort Miamis or Fort St. Philippe was constructed in 1722 on the banks of the St. Mary's Rivers near what is today Guldin Park.
The Indians lured Holmes out of the Fort by telling him that the girl was gravely ill. He left the safety of the Fort to tend to her needs.
While not finished until 1800, the new fort was pendagon shape with 2 guard houses on either side of the entrance and one main guard house in the rear.
littleturtle.net /kekionga.shtml   (3203 words)

 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- RESOLVED BY THIS HOUSE
In the spring of that year the British rubbed salt into the wound by flagrantly reconstructing on American territory Fort Miamis, a small fort which had been partially destroyed when it was abandoned by the British at the end of the revolutionary war.
Initially, Fort Miamis, which is located southwest of present-day Toledo, Ohio, was garrisoned by Major William Campbell and fifty men of the 24th Regiment of Foot from Detroit.
To ensure the fort was ready in the event of hostilities a hundred workers were dispatched from Detroit and they feverishly finished work on it in fifteen days.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /ttuc/ttuc5.html   (1630 words)

 Anthropological Report Docket No. 317 (Cons.)
The NNW movements of Miamis to the St. Joseph River region in the vicinity of Niles, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana took them around 70 miles from Kekionga; the other NNW move of Le Gris' band to the upper Tippecanoe took this group some 40 miles NNW from Kekionga.
In 1778 the Miamis' hunting grounds were in the vicinity of Fort Miami at the head of the Maumee River.
Both of these new Miami locations were in the northern third of the present state of Indiana, in the same general region that the Miamis had used and occupied since 1710.
www.gbl.indiana.edu /archives/dockett_317a/317a_3g.html   (1292 words)

 VZ Local - Fort Wayne, Indiana City Guide
Fort Wayne is a city and the county seat of Allen County in northeastern Indiana.
Forts Miamis was replaced by Fort St. Philippe in 1722.
Fort Wayne is the 104th-largest television market in the United States according to Nielsen Media Research.
www.vzlocal.com /Fort+Wayne-IN.html   (1745 words)

 Fort Miamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
On August 20, 1794, the Bristish and the Native Americans were forced of the land in the Battle of Fallen Timbers which in turn opened up the area for settlers.
The settlers began to arrive in 1815 and soon after in 1830, the Miami and Erie canals were constructed.
Furthermore, the name of the school was changed from Fort Miamis to Fort Miami.
history.maumee.k12.oh.us /ftmiamis/index.html   (326 words)

 Chief Pontiac's siege of Detroit
The tribes who inhabited the area saw little threat from the ensuing forts, which were seen as a sort of lease arrangement, built on Indian sufferance on Indian land for the convenience of all.
The fort, largest and strongest in the western reaches of European influence, was home to 130 soldiers and almost half that many English traders.
Fort Sandusky, Fort St. Joseph, Fort Miamis (at what is now Fort Wayne, Ind.) all fell to tribes allied with Pontiac -- the Hurons, Miamis, Potawatomi, Ottawa, Delaware and Mingo.
info.detnews.com /history/story/index.cfm?id=180&category=events   (3158 words)

 Indiana Forts
Rebuilt in 1800 adjacent to the original work as a stockade fort enclosing several buildings, with a blockhouse in the center of the north wall and blockhouses at the southern corners.
The present-day reconstructed fort is located in Guildin Park, restored to the 1816 period.
The fort was originally 150-feet square with two-story blockhouses at the western corners and bastions at the eastern corners, with the barracks forming part of the walls.
www.geocities.com /naforts/in.html   (1278 words)

 Fort Miamis
Fort Miamis also afforded the British additional means to solidify Native American support against the white Americans moving into the Ohio Country.
Fort Miamis consisted of four diamond shape projections of earthen wall called bastions.
The British dug a twenty-five foot deep trench around the fort and lined it with rows of stakes to slow an enemy's assault of the fort.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=713   (396 words)

From their fort the British could see the disaster that was overtaking their ingenuous allies, to whom they had promised so much aid.
Nevertheless, the gates of Fort Miamis were not opened when chiefs Blue Jacket and Little Turtle and other fleeing warriors begged to be admitted.
The acquisition of Fort Miamis removed a barrier to the flow of American pioneers westward.
score.rims.k12.ca.us /score_lessons/treaty_greenville/pages/fallen_timbers.html   (3462 words)

 Fort Wayne Community Net: Fort Wayne History
Fort Wayne at this time was considered a barbaric and wild and woolly frontier town.
Fort Wayne prospered and grew, gamblers publicly reformed, civilization took hold, and the present Allen County Public Library had its beginning in the 1890s.
Fort Wayne’s park system includes a world class children’s zoo, a botanical garden and a showplace park that is the direct result of planning after the devastating flood of 1982.
www.ft-wayne.in.us /home/history.html   (587 words)

 Fort Wayne Florists and Flower Shops - Indiana, IN
Fort Wayne is a city and the county seat of Allen County in northeastern Indiana.
Forts Miamis was replaced by Fort St. Philippe in 1722.
The fort was renamed "Fort Miami." In 1763, various Native American nations rebelled against British rule and retook the fort as part of Pontiac's Rebellion.
afloristb.com /in/fort-wayne.html   (569 words)

 The American Revolution (French and Indian War)
The French, never lovers of the English due to hundreds of years of fighting, sent the Indians who allied themselves with the French in raiding parties in retaliation for raids conducted by the Indians on the English side, who claimed that their raids were in retaliation for those made by the French.
However, after reaching Fort Lydius, Dieskau was forced to change his plans of attack because the Iroquois he had with him refused to attack the fort.
Entering the fort, his men gathered together all the armaments and tossed them into the swampy river where they were sure never to be found, or used against the French again.
theamericanrevolution.org /hevents/f_indWar.asp   (3394 words)

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We receive a letter from Sieur de Cabanac, commandant at Fort Frontenac, informing us that the Iroquois deputies, from the Lake of the Two Mountains, who had left their village on a deputation to the 5 Nations, have abandoned their project, and delivered over to him the belts of which they were the bearers.
Sieur Dubuisson, the commandant at the Miamis, informs us that the unfriendly tribe having La Demoiselle as its chief, had resolved to return to its duty, and was already on the way to Detroit, when it received a deputation reported to be composed of Chaouenons, which dissuaded the Miamis from taking this step.
Should any Huron or other rebel be so daring as to enter the fort without a pass, through sheer bravado, as they have done, 'twould be proper to arrest him and put him to death on the spot, even though there had been no treachery, but as a simple act of justice and allowable vengeance.
www.gbl.indiana.edu /archives/miamis9/M46-48_5a.html   (7311 words)

 Fort Meigs State Memorial, an Ohio State Park near Bowling Green, Detroit Beach, Holland, Maumee, Oregon
William Henry Harrison built Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in 1813 to protect northwest Ohio and Indiana from British invasion.
A reconstruction of the historic log fort built in 1813 on the Maumee River, it contains exhibits and artifacts reflecting the fort's role in the War of 1812....
This fort, built on a high bluff on the south side of the Maumee River overlooking the rapids, was the site of two important battles during the War of 1812.
www.stateparks.com /fort_meigs.html   (983 words)

 National Park Service - Founders and Frontiersmen (Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1794 the British built Fort Miami (Miamis) to block Gen. Anthony Wayne's advance on Detroit and to encourage the Ohio Indians in their resistance to U.S. penetration north and west of the Ohio River.
The fort was a log stockade, which had four bastions, each capable of mounting four cannon, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings, and various shops.
Just south of the fort, ambushed by the Indians and a small party of Canadian militia, he ordered a charge and dispersed his adversaries, in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/founders/sitea24.htm   (932 words)

 City of Maumee, Ohio
The British eventually surrendered Fort Miamis to the United States in 1796, and it is now a city park, where a recent archeological dig discovered some remnants from the original Fort Miamis.
Instead of returning to the fort as planned, the raw recruits, exhilarated by their success, pursued some straggling Indians into the forest (“every Kentuckian is crazy at the sight of an Indian,” the old history books say).
Fort Wayne ran by the front door of the Inn, and only a few feet away, stretched docks and warehouses where ships arrived and departed several times a day.
www.maumee.org /recreation/historical.htm   (2846 words)

 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- TENSE TIMES ON THE MAUMEE
The Governor of Upper Canada was ordered to proceed to the Ohio country where he was to re-occupy and restore a fort on American territory situated near the rapids in the Maumee River.
During this tense time in relations between the two countries Simcoe was astonished at the impertence of a plan to enter upon American territory and build a fort in the face of a large and intimidating American military force.
On his arrival there he reported to Dorchester that he had "established a detachment of His Majesty's Troops on the Miamis River," and indicated that if "sufficient time were allowed for properly fortifying the Miamis Fort" with larger calibre guns than those possessed by General Anthony Wayne, then the fort should serve it purpose.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /ttuc/ttuc4.html   (1894 words)

 toledoblade.com -- New plan may help Fort Miamis Metroparks to assume ownership
Once the site of a British fort in American territory, Fort Miamis is not only a local historical treasure.
The history of the small park dates to 1794, when the British designed a fort to block Anthony Wayne's expected invasion into the Maumee River Valley, said G. Michael Pratt, director of the Center for Historic and Archaeology at Heidelberg College, Tiffin.
John Jaeger, director of natural resources for the Metroparks, said the years of recreational use at Fort Miamis was something the park service frowned upon.
www.toledoblade.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060329/NEWS33/603290336/-1/rss   (697 words)

 Battle of Fallen Timbers - The Toledo Metroparks - News and Events
Miamis is one of three sites that together form the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Ft. Miamis National Historic Site.
Sledding on the mounds that once formed the walls of Ft. Miamis, a tradition in Maumee, was in conflict with the proposed use of the historical site.
The Fallen Timbers General Management Plan called for the 66-acre park to be a reflective area where visitors would learn about the British fort, which played a role in both the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers and the War of 1812.
www.fallentimbersbattlefield.com /news.asp   (632 words)

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