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The Battle of Windsor 1838
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004
Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011
Coordinates: N 42 19.108 W 83 02.542
Early on December 4, 1838 a force of about 140 American and Canadian supporters of William Lyon MacKenzie crossed the river from Detroit and landed about 1.6 km east of here. After capturing and burning a nearby militia barracks, they took possession of Windsor. In this vicinity they were met and routed by a force of some 130 militiamen commanded by Colonel John Prince. Five of the invaders taken prisoner were executed summarily by order of Colonel Prince. This action caused violent controversy in both Canada and the United States. The remaining captives were tried and sentenced at London, Upper Canada. Six were executed, eighteen transported to a penal colony in Tasmania, and sixteen deported.
Another plaque at this location
The Francois Baby House
Related Toronto plaque
William Lyon Mackenzie
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