1814In October, 1814, an invading American force of about 700 men under Brigadier-General Duncan McArthur advanced rapidly up the Thames Valley. He intended to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara frontier. McArthur reached the Grand, and after an unsuccessful attempt to force a crossing, attacked a body of some 150 militia here at Malcolm's Mills (Oakland) on November 6th. Canadian forces, comprising elements of the 1st and 2nd Norfolk, 1st Oxford, and 1st Middlesex regiments, put up a spirited resistance but were overwhelmed.
|Placed By||Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 554476 N 4764539|
|Decimal Degrees||43.03158333, -80.33130000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 1.895', W 80° 19.878'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 1' 53.7" N, 80° 19' 52.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 147-149 Brant County Road 4, Brant Ontario N0E 1R0, CA|
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