Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

First Siege 1813

May 24-25, 2014

A Pivotal Fight

Join us as Fort Meigs hosts re-enactors from the U.S. and Canada to commemorate the First Siege of Fort Meigs by recreating authentic military camps and tactical demonstrations. Experience period camps, musket and cannon demonstrations, battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, and more!

Re-enactors Invited

War of 1812 re-enactors are invited to attend First Siege 1813. Pre-registration is required. Register individually or register your entire unit - all on one form! Head to the First Siege 1813 registration form now!

At 2 o'clock in the morning the British opened their artillery upon our garrison from their gun-boats... At 8 o'clock they hoisted the red flag at their lower battery and commenced firing with 24-, 12- and 6-pounders, and eight inch mortars. They fired at us this day 240 shot and shells; did very little damage. They continued firing shells through the night but not often, just enough to keep our camp from rest. We keep up a heavy fire on them all day from different parts of our camp.

~ Captain Daniel Cushing
May 1, 1813