Forsyth's Raid 1813

Forsyth's Raid 1813 (HM1KLM)

Location: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4X5 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada

N 44° 35.216', W 75° 41.033'

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On the night of February 6-7, 1813, Major Benjamin Forsyth of the United States Army, with a detachment of regulars and militia numbering about 200 men, crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River from Morristown, N.Y., and attacked Brockville. The village garrisoned by a company of Leeds Militia who, taken by surprise, could offer no resistance. The invaders released prisoners from the jail, took a quantity of arms, horses and cattle, and carried off an number of residents. The resentment aroused by this raid led to the successful British attack on Ogdensburg, N.Y., February 22, 1813.
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HM NumberHM1KLM
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445713 N 4937293
Decimal Degrees44.58693333, -75.68388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.216', W 75° 41.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 12.96" N, 75° 41' 1.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ernie Fox Quay, Brockville Ontario K6V 4X5, CA
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