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Published: 5/4/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Re-enacting history at the Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Meigs battle

The bicentennial ceremony to commemorate Fort Miamis and Fort Meigs, in Maumee and Perrysburg, Ohio, respectively, happened today. Re-enactors performed a mock battle of the First Siege of 1813.

Canadian Essex and Kent Scottish honorary colonel Hardy Wheeler leads the wreath laying during ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Canadian Essex and Kent Scottish honorary colonel Hardy Wheeler leads the wreath laying during ceremony.
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Dr. Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada, speaks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada, speaks.
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Canadian troops fire muskets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Canadian troops fire muskets.
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Members of the Michigan Legionary Corps of Volunteer Artillery pull a canon to battle during the First Siege of 1813 Bicentennial celebration at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Michigan Legionary Corps of Volunteer Artillery pull a canon to battle during the First Siege of 1813 ...
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Haskins resident Jim Paulson uses a spring pole lathe to make a windsor chair stool. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Haskins resident Jim Paulson uses a spring pole lathe to make a windsor chair stool.
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Indiana resident Rowena Richardson watches her husband, an artillery sergeant, fire a canon during a mock battle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Indiana resident Rowena Richardson watches her husband, an artillery sergeant, fire a canon during a mock battle.
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American forces fire their weapons during a mock battle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo American forces fire their weapons during a mock battle.
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Canons fire during a mock battle for the First Siege of 1813 Bicentennial celebration at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Canons fire during a mock battle for the First Siege of 1813 Bicentennial celebration at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.
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Sgt. Jim Balza, of the 25th Regiment U.S. Infantry, right, dresses for battle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sgt. Jim Balza, of the 25th Regiment U.S. Infantry, right, dresses for battle.
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American Indians battle against American soldiers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo American Indians battle against American soldiers.
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Canons fire. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Canons fire.
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From left: 41st Regiment of Foot's Tom Edwards and Ray Hobbs, with Rick Finch, Ft. Meigs site director, dedicate the historical marker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo From left: 41st Regiment of Foot's Tom Edwards and Ray Hobbs, with Rick Finch, Ft. Meigs site director, dedicate the ...
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Camp at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Camp at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.
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Genoa resident Sarah Henderly, center, plays field music with other musicians. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Genoa resident Sarah Henderly, center, plays field music with other musicians.
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Toledoan Abby Aziza, 10, washes clothes by hand. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Abby Aziza, 10, washes clothes by hand.
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American Indians battle at Ft. Meigs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo American Indians battle at Ft. Meigs.
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Scottish piper Pete Scorrar plays 'Lament' during ceremony to commemorate Fort Miamis in Maumee, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Scottish piper Pete Scorrar plays 'Lament' during ceremony to commemorate Fort Miamis in Maumee, Ohio.
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Canadian Lt. Col. Craig Williams removes his arm hat to signal a cease fire at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Canadian Lt. Col. Craig Williams removes his arm hat to signal a cease fire at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.
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