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Capture of the "Anne" 1838

Capture of the 'Anne' 1838

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

Capture of the 'Anne' 1838

Photo from Google Street View ©2018 Google - Posted April, 2018

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Amherstburg
On the east side of Road 20 just south of
Old Front Street (Dalhousie Street), street number 779

Coordinates: N 42 05.092 W 83 06.783


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Plaque Text

On January 9, 1838, a force of Canadians and Americans sympathizing with Mackenzie's Rebellion, sailed from United States territory and landed on Bois Blanc Island. The schooner "Anne", supporting the invasion, cruised along the Canadian mainland firing on structures near Fort Malden. Defending militia under Col. T. Radcliff returned the fire, disabling the helmsman and damaging the rigging. The "Anne" grounded on Elliott's Point and those aboard were captured. Their leader, Dr. E.A. Theller, an American citizen of Irish birth, was later imprisoned in the Quebec Citadel but made a successful escape.

Another plaque at this location
Colonel Matthew Elliott 1739-1814


Rebellion of 1837

Amherstburg Plaques

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> Posted May 13, 2011
I found this page while checking a passage in John Richardson's Eight Years in Canada (1846) where he meets Theller (p. 96). This book in on the web is you want to download it.

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