Thursday, April 25, 2013

Siege of Fort Meigs-- April 25, 1813

Not much occurred today, as General Procter's expedition landed near the outlet of the Maumee River and made camp. General Harrison, sensing something was up, sent a scouting party down river.

From Captain E.D. Wood's Journal:
On the 25th a scouting party was sent down to Presque Isle, to see if any discoveries could be made of the approach of the enemy, which party returned in the afternoon of the same day, and reported that they saw several tents pitched upon the west side of the river, and two or three sail boats off the mouth of the bay.