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Brant Hoerauf, 10, of Sterling Heights, left, makes a knife handle while Will LeCount, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y. makes a stopper for his canteen.

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A British officer's personal belongings during the "First Siege 1813: Commemorating the 199th anniversary of the first siege of Ft. Meigs", at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg.

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Color Sgt. Steve Hartwick of London, Ont., left, with members of the 41st Regiment before the battle demonstration.

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Maj. Hal Dennison of the Royal Scots, of London, Ont. with the flags.

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Sharon Dennison, left, her son Maj. Hal Dennison, of the Royal Scots, and her daughter-in-law Bonni Dennison, all of London, Ont., in the major's quarters.

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Nita Kinney, right and with fiddle, tells the story of "The Gold Ring", before playing it in the Native American Camp.

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Sofia Morena, 8, of Bowling Green takes in the scene in the Native American Camp.

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U.S. side for the encampment with the monument behind the trees.

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Supplies in the quartermaster building for "First Siege 1813: Commemorating the 199th anniversary of the first siege of Ft. Meigs."

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Ron Zboril of Cambridge, Ont., is a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

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Steve Nichols of Blissfield, Mich., a member of the Ft. Meigs volunteer 2nd U.S. artillery, in the quartermaster building.

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Two participants take part in "First Siege 1813: Commemorating the 199th anniversary of the first siege of Ft. Meigs", at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg.

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Thomas Edwards of Ann Arbor cleans black powder residue from his weapon. He is a member of the 41st Regiment of Foot, a unit that was raised in the British Isles and in the area before the war started.

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Bruce Bruegge of Owosso, Mich., puts his sash on to complete his uniform. Without the sash, he could be considered out of uniform, and subject to discipline. Bruegge is a member of the Michigan Legionary Corps of Artillery stat had been stationed in the Detroit area during the war.

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The quarters of a U.S. officer.

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A table with U.S. officer's personal belongings.

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Gary Greene of Davison, Mich., left, discusses the Daniel King howitzer with Sharon, center, and Joe Switala of Perrysburg. Greene holds an anti-personnel canister that would be packed in the howitzer with the three pound ball shot to inflict greater harm.

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Jim Balza of Green Bay, Wis., left, and Tom Osborne, of Robinson, Ill., enjoying the shade of a tree and the pillow of the Grand Traverse at the fort.

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John Ogden of Pittsburgh services his flintlock rifle.

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Debbie Hoerauf of Sterling Heights, Mich., left, and Saundra Altman of Dayton sew at the encampment.

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Jean Cook of Bluffton, Ohio talks with Billie Szymanski of Holland, about the medicinal uses of herbs and what herbs might have been used in the early 19th century.

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Bruce Egli of Pittsburgh checks the gun barrel size as part of inventory taking. Egli is a member of the Pittsburgh Blues, a voluntary infantry company at Ft. Meigs in 1813.

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Reenactmenets at Fort Meigs.

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