Posted By:ted reising-derby
Post Date:July 01, 2011 at 08:02:15
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Thanks again mentioned that some troops were sent to this area as early as June 1812, to "Sandusky".....does this refer to "Lower Sandusky" a.k.a. "Fort Stephenson", which is now Fremont Ohio? Or does it refer to what was, at that time, usually called "Ogontz", right on the Bay, a.k.a. "Portland", which is now part of Sandusky City.
I noticed that Jacob V. Varnum, in his comments to that 1812 letter from Danbury, he indicates that he was writing his comments from "Sandusky"...which he seems to have been specifically referring to Lower Sandusky(Fremont) where Varnum was stationed as the U.S. "Indian" agent, I think.
[Lower Sandusky/Fremont wasn't part of the Firelands.]
The reason that I mention it, is that "Ogontz"(Sandusky City) doesn't seem to have had any troops encamped there, at least not up until Aug.1812. And even afterward, apparently the "Danbury"(Marblehead) Peninsula had a more militarily advantageous position, than did Sandusky Bay's southern shore. Or at least that was apparently the case up until the "skirmish on the Peninsula".