The Necropolis (Fort Meigs – Ruck)

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Date(s) - 07/23/2019
5:30 am - 6:30 am

The Q:

Fort Meigs


Perrysburg, ruck

What the ruck is a ruck?  A hike with a weighted backpack (approx 30 lbs) while stopping along the brisk walk to do some invigorating exercise. Excellent 1st F (fitness) and 2nd F (fellowship). If an FNG (Friendly New Guy) is a bit timid to post for a workout the ruck is a great intro to the pax.

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  1. Huffy
    Huffy says:

    Ruck and Learn
    Started in the circle of trust with what F3 stands for, the mission statement, the core principles, and the disclaimer.
    We rucked for 2,5 miles around the Fort Meigs and learned about the battles and why it was so important to our great country!!
    PAX were:
    Red Rider
    Huffy (Q)

    Ruck Notes:
    Built form February 2, 1813 to April 1813 in horrendously cold and muddy conditions
    – A sentry froze to death on a 2 hour guard shift.
    – Built in response to the fall of
    – When it was built it was the largest wooded fort on the continent.
    – Used to control the Maumee River, an US Army Supply Depot, an to stage attacks on Canada.
    – Was torn down after the 2nd United Kingdom Siege.
    – Rebuilt on a smaller scale as a supply depot leaving 100 Ohio Militiamen to guard it
    The 1st Siege
    – Began May 1st 1813 – British Artillery
    -US Army vs England, Canada and the Native Americans
    Starting Force UK – 2,145
    US- 1,100 Soldiers Major General Henry Proctor Chief Tecumseh
    General William Henry Harrison Camped in the ruins of Fort Miamis
    May 5th
    1,200 Kentuckian Soldiers
    600 Casualities during the attack (Known as Dudleys Massacre)
    Native Americans executed 40 prisoners (until Chief Tecumseh stopped it)
    Second Siege – July 1813 – General Green Clay
    Chief Tecumseh stages a mock battle in an attempt ot draw the US Army out of the fort in to an ambush.
    It did not fool the US Army. A strong thunderstorm came and the British and Native Americans withdrew.
    – Fort Meigs Rebuild to a smaller scale after Brithish withdrew from the area
    – The British went on the attack Fort Stevens on the Sandusky River (That Failed)
    Historical significants
    British were on a winning streak until they failed to take Fort Meigs. Turned the tide of the war in the Northwest Territory.
    US Combined Force British and Allies
    Soldiers 2800 4,945 2145
    Casualities 986 1107 121
    Killed 160 174 14
    Wounded 290 337 47
    Missing/Captured 536 577 41

    Ended in the COT and were joined by the runners. We had the F3 Pax who served our country in the military, raise there hands so we could recognize them and thank them for there service.We did a counterama, and a Namerama followed by 6 – Jennay. Jennay talked about the impact F3 had on him and the growth that he sees in the rest of the Pax. I am honored to be EHed by such a great friend!!
    During announcements Red Rider talked about the Gold Star Brick Program and gave us prospective on how much the men in the military love our country and sacrifice for out freedoms. Thanks for allowing me to lead such a great group of HIMs. Its always an honor!!


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