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Fort Stephenson

In the first two days of August of 1813, British and Native American forces under the command of General Proctor attacked Fort Stephenson. The Americans, under the command of Major George Croghan, withstood the attack and inflicted enough casualties on the attacking forces to cause their withdrawal. Today the Birchard Library in Fremont, Ohio is located on the site of Fort Stephenson. Plaques, monuments, and “Old Betsy” a cannon used in the defense of Fort Stephenson, are on the grounds. Every August, the local citizens hold Croghan Day at the library: http://www.birchard.lib.oh.us/CroghanDay.htm.

Additional information on Fort Stephenson can be found at: http://www.sandusky-county-scrapbook.net/FtStephenson.htm.

Birchard Public Library Old Betsy Cannon