The Battle of the Windmill

The Battle of the Windmill (HM1KKK)

Location: , Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada

N 44° 43.274', W 75° 29.245'

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La Bataille du Moulin à Vent

English: After the 1837 Rebellions many rebels fled to the United States where a few joined American sympathizers in a new attempt to overthrow British rule in Canada. On 12 November 1838 they landed 190 men here and seized this windmill and nearby buildings. The local people remained loyal, reporting to their militia units; in a few days 2,000 militia and regulars, supported by naval vessels, besieged the mill. Although British guns did little damage to the mill, the insurgents, seeing no escape, surrendered on the 16th. Eleven were later executed and 60 exiled to Australia.
French:
Après la Rebellion de 1837, de nombreux rebelles se réfugièrent aux États Unis où, aidés des Américains, ils organisèrent une nouvelle tentative de renverser le règne britannique au Canada. Le 12 novembre 1938, 190 hommes d'emparèrent du moulin à vent et des bâtiments voisins. Les gens du pays se présentèrent à la milice locale, en quelques jours, 2 000 miliciens et réguliers, appuyés par les navires attaquèrent le moulin. Les assaillants firent peu de dégâts dans la bataille acharnée, mais les insurges, sans espoir de s'échapper, se rendirent le 16. On en pendit 11 et déporta 60 en Australie.
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461398 N 4952099
Decimal Degrees44.72123333, -75.48741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 43.274', W 75° 29.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 43' 16.44" N, 75° 29' 14.7" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3366-3428 Windmill Rd, Ontario , CA
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