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Fort Laurens illustration
Description: The picture is a drawing of a wood fort. The fort is a square and in each corner is a cannon tower. Inside the fort, there are several men running with weapons and six buildings. A flagpole is at the center of the fort, which is situated at the top of a hill. Named in honor of Henry Laurens, then president of the Continental Congress, Fort Laurens was built in 1778 in an ill-fated campaign to attack the British at Detroit. Supplying this wilderness outpost was its downfall, as its starving garrison survived on boiled moccasins and withstood a month-long siege by British-led Indians. The fort was abandoned in 1779. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B14F01_032_001
Subjects: Fort Laurens (Ohio)--History.; Fort Laurens (Ohio)
Places: Fort Laurens (Ohio); Tuscarawas County (Ohio)