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The Capture of Detroit

Capture of Detroit

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Capture of Detroit

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Capture of Detroit

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The City of Windsor
At the intersection of Sandwich Street and Ojibway Parkway


Coordinates: N 42 17.027 W 83 05.200

Map

Plaque Text

Confident of victory, General Hull had invaded Canada in July 1812, but failed to take advantage of his early success and the demoralization of the defenders. Fear of the Indians then rallying to the British cause and an inability to maintain supply lines dictated Hull's withdrawal to Detroit. In a daring move on 16 August General Brock embarked his troops at McKee's Point, crossed the river and forced the surrender of the Americans. This important victory raised the spirits of the Canadians and ensured the continuing support of their Indian allies.

Other plaques mentioning Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812
The Battle of Queenston Heights
The Capture of Detroit
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
The Francois Baby House
Hull's Landing 1812
The Long Point Settlement
Port Stanley
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851
War of 1812

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War of 1812

Other Plaques in Port Dover
Campbell's Raid 1814
Cliff Site
The Founding of Port Dover
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
War of 1812
Wintering Site

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Windsor Plaques




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