Was there fighting at Fort Madison?
Fort Madison was attacked numerous times during the War of 1812. The fighting around the fort began with Winnebago harassment in March and April 1812, which killed two soldiers. In September 1812 Fort Madison was targeted as part of Tecumseh’s Offensive and sustained a four-day siege in which one soldier was killed. Again in April and May 1813 the post was harassed by hostile warriors allied to the British. In July 1813 six soldiers were killed in two separate skirmishes outside the fort. Periodic harassment continued until the fort was finally abandoned in November 1813 due to the failure of the contractor to supply the fort with usable rations.

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1. Who funds Old Fort Madison?
2. Who owns Old Fort Madison?
3. Is Old Fort Madison on the original site?
4. Who was the fort named for?
5. Why was the fort built?
6. How long did Fort Madison exist?
7. Who built Fort Madison?
8. How many soldiers served at Fort Madison?
9. What time period does the fort represent?
10. Was there fighting at Fort Madison?