Since the nation observes Veterans Day in November, this month's quiz marches through time to battle sites in the Buckeye State. We'll volley the clues; you return fire with the answers. For example, if the clue is, "The 1752 attack by French and Indian forces on an English stockade near present-day Piqua signaled the start of the international conflict called the French and Indian War in America. What was the fateful stockade's name?" A. Fort Pickawillany, or B. Fort Loramie, the answer would be, A. Fort Pickawillany.
1. Built along the Tuscarawas River by the Continental Army in 1778, it was besieged by the British and is now an Ohio Historical Society site. Which fort is it?
A. Fort Laurens
B. Fort Necessity
2. What fort did General "Mad Anthony" Wayne build on the battleground where Indian forces had killed more than 600 American soldiers in 1791?
A. Fort Jefferson
B. Fort Recovery
3. The Battle of Fallen Timbers took place beside the Maumee River in 1794; why was General Wayne's 1794 victory over the Indian confederacy important?
A. It resulted in a peace treaty.
B. The battlefield is now a historic site.
4. In 1795, Wayne and the defeated Indians signed the Treaty of Greenville, paving the way for Ohio's settlement and the nation's westward expansion. Where was it signed?
A. Fort Recovery
B. Fort Greene Ville
5. Perrysburg's Fort Meigs withstood two sieges by the British and Indians during the War of 1812. Who built it?
A. Gen. William Henry Harrison
B. Governor Return Jonathan Meigs
6. In what battle did Oliver Hazard Perry turn the tide of the War of 1812 by trouncing a British fleet near South Bass Island?
A. Battle of Lake Erie
B. Battle of Put-in-Bay
7. During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid across Ohio but was foiled near Pomeroy at what battle?
A. Battle of Buffington Island
B. Battle of Portland
8. Where were General Morgan and his surviving raiders finally captured?
A. Near McConnelsville, Morgan County
B. Near Lisbon, Columbiana County
1. A. Fort Laurens
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