The Burning of Fairfield

The Burning of Fairfield (HM1DHD)

Location: Bothwell, ON N0P 1C0 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada

N 42° 35.111', W 81° 54.261'

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Robert McAfee, a soldier in Colonel Johnson's Mounted Regiment, kept a journal of his experiences, and wrote on October 7, 1813:

Spent the day in collecting in plunder ... Colonel Owings Regiment of Regulars came up and took charge of the plunder and the whole army marched off and we sett [sic] fire to the town, putting the first torch to the Moravian Church and consumed the whole to ashes and we continued our march down the river to the large plantation where the bake ovens were and encamped amidst plenty we had four or five hundred prisoners who appear to be much cast down but all glad it is no worse.

Tenlen, Jenny. "Book and Journal of Robert B. McAfee's Mounted Company, in Colonel Richard M. Johnson's Regiment, from May 19th, 1813, including Orders, &cc"
http://jtenlen.drizzlehosting.com/mcafee/papers/journal7.html
(January 18, 2012).
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Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 425793 N 4715148
Decimal Degrees42.58518333, -81.90435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.111', W 81° 54.261'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 6.66" N, 81° 54' 15.66" W
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Area Code(s)214, 972, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14858-14928 Regional Rd 2, Bothwell ON N0P 1C0, CA
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