Mike Waskul and Mr. Dave Washburn, independent researchers and historians, will present "Grave
Matters: A Survey of Burials at Fort Meigs" Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Meigs visitor center.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7.
Fort Meigs is many things, a historic site, a National Historic Landmark, and most importantly a military
burial ground. Hundreds of soldiers serving at Fort Meigs passed away from disease, injury, and battle,
and they are interred on the old fort grounds in multiple burial plots. The speakers will give insight
into the known burial grounds at Fort Meigs as well as provide their thoughts on whether some soldiers
are actually buried where local history says they are. Is there really a burial plot on Kentucky Hill?
Was there really a Lt. McCullough buried in Fort Meigs? Join us and see if these questions can be
Waskul is a long time student, researcher and lecturer on the War of 1812. For the past nine years he has
teamed with Washburn and together they have made numerous presentations on subjects related to the War
of 1812. Washburn has had a lifelong interest in studying military history and collecting 19th century
militaria. These interests led to a desire to participate in historic commemorations of important
battlefields and sites in Michigan and across the US. Washburn is a graduate of Lawrence Tech and works
as a Powertrain Engineer at GM.
The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort
Meigs during the War of 1812.