The Preservation of Fort Meigs and its Burial Grounds

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About the author


  • Large 8 x 11 format

  • 131 pages on acid-free 80# hi-gloss paper

  • Hardcase, stitched binding

  • Color photographs

  • Fully indexed

  • ISBN 978-1-5323-1024-9


Learn about...

  • The "untold story" of the preservation of Fort Meigs

  • Documents buried deep in the National Archives

  • Ellen McMahan Caspers, who led the preservation efforts

  • The Official US Army Report on the Fort Meigs burials

  • President Theodore's intervention to preserve the fort and burial grounds

  • A U.S. Congress that is not willing to recognize the soldiers of Fort Meigs

  • Organizations that failed in their attempts to preserve the battlefield

  • The role of the Hayes family

  • Ellen's prediction that she would be pushed aside in the preservation efforts

The Preservation of Fort Meigs

and its burial grounds  

is a fully-researched, fully-documented, illustrated history of the efforts of various

organizations and one woman, Ellen McMahan Caspers,  to preserve Fort Meigs.

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            Gary L. Franks

            29479 Belmont Lake Road

            Perrysburg, OH 43551


Copyright 2016 by G. L. Franks, PE / All rights reserved.
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