War of 1812 Battle Site

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War of 1812 Battle Site

Also known as Battlefield Monument, Giddings Monument, Giddings Plot

E Bay Shore Road (Danbury Twp.)
Mineyahta-on-the Bay, Ottawa County, Ohio, 43440 USA
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This is a memorial monument (within "Battlefield Park") dedicated to the memory of the men who died in the 1812 "Skirmish on the Peninsula". -- [The scattered bones of the dead, were later gathered together and interred near this site, by Horace Ramsdell, whose young brother had died in this "skirmish".]
This monument is near the location of the pioneer cabin of a Canadian trader named "Mr. Patterson", where some of the survivors of the 'skirmish' had found safety. [Later historians erroneously attributed this to be the cabin of Benajah Wolcott, but which instead was considerably east of this location ( according to an original map annotated about the year 1812). -- However, members of the Wolcott family much later, beginning about 1831, purchased additional land, from a man named Seth Steel ( and which also included the property of the present so-called "Wolcott" stone house, but which, prior to 1831, the Seth Steel family owned, and presumably resided within -- not the Benajah Wolcott family.)
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The man who originally sponsored this monument site, Joshua R. Giddings, was never involved in the actual fighting, but merely was in-charge of the rescue-boats ( but he never set-foot upon the actual battlegound sites until several decades afterward). In Giddings' own words (from his own correspondence written in 1812, to his parents):
"Capt. Cotton ordered eight men of us to stay with the boats, as guard."... "We [who were] with the boats moved off about fifty rods from shore"......"In the meantime, we -- the guard in the boats which had come off-shore -- [we continued to] lay off-shore near the West Point, waiting for them."...{ "them", meaning some of the militiamen directly involved onshore in the skirmish, who returned to the shore to be picked up by the boats}..."We immediately went ashore and brought them off"( and etc.).
[Therefore, when Giddings later detailed the specifics about the land-accounts of that "skirmish", obviously his land-accounts were merely based upon hearsay from the men who had participated in the actual fighting. (Later, some of the men who actually were indeed directly involved in the fighting, disputed some of Giddings' "hearsay" details).]

This location is # 72001038 (War of 1812 Battle Site / Giddings Plot / Giddings Monument / Battlefield Monument) on the National Register of Historic Places.

The burial site is located in Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, and is # 9180 (War of 1812 Battle Site) in “Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003”, compiled by the Ohio Genealogical Society.


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GPS Coordinates: 41.51404, -82.74385

  • Added: 10 Jan 2017
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