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Fort Meigs burial sites topic of public lecture

A free lecture about the soldiers buried on the historic grounds around Fort Meigs in Perrysburg is scheduled this month.

Researchers and historians Mike Waskul and Dave Washburn are to present “Grave Matters: A Survey of Burials at Fort Meigs” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the fort's visitor center, 29100 West River Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Hundreds of soldiers serving at Fort Meigs died of disease, injuries, and battle wounds, and they are buried in multiple plots. 

The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812. More information is available at 800-283-8916 or fortmeigs.org.

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