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Capture of Ogdensburg 1813
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004
Coordinates: N 44 42.222 W 75 31.258
On the morning of February 22, 1813, "Red George" Macdonell of the Glengarry Light Infantry set out from Prescott with a force of some 480 regulars and militia to capture the strong United States military post at Ogdensburg. The attack was made in retaliation for the recent American raid on Brockville and was contrary to the orders of the commander-in-chief, George Prevost. Advancing across the ice, Macdonell's force presented an easy target for the enemy artillery, but after a fierce battle of about two hours the American garrison of some 500 men was routed and Ogdensburg fell.
War of 1812
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