Raid on Gananoque

Raid on Gananoque (HM1KMW)

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

N 44° 19.656', W 76° 9.872'

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1812

On September 21, 1812, a United States force of some 200 regulars and militia under Capt. Benjamin Forsyth attacked Gananoque. The village was an important forwarding point for supplies moving up the St. Lawrence from Montreal to Kingston and was garrisoned by a detachment of the 2nd Leeds Militia under Col. Joel Stone. After a spirited resistance, Stone withdrew his force comprising two subalterns and about forty soldiers, and the Americans seized the stores and burned the government depot. As a result of this raid, a blockhouse was begun in Gananoque the following month and completed in 1813.
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HM NumberHM1KMW
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 407149 N 4908919
Decimal Degrees44.32760000, -76.16453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 19.656', W 76° 9.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 19' 39.36" N, 76° 9' 52.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 King St E, Gananoque Ontario , CA
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