The Battle of Windsor - 1838

The Battle of Windsor - 1838 (HMOUF)

Location: Windsor, ON 05766 Essex County
Country: Canada

N 42° 19.096', W 83° 2.547'

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Early on December 4, 1838 a force of about 140 American and Canadian supporters of William Lyon MacKenzie crossed the river from Detroit and landed about one mile east of here. After capturing and burning a nearby militia barracks, they took possession of Windsor. In this vicinity they were met and routed by a force of some 130 militiamen commanded by Colonel John Prince. Five of the invaders taken prisoner were executed summarily by order of Colonel Prince. This action caused violent controversy in both Canada and the United States. The remaining captives were tried and sentenced at London, Upper Canada. Six were executed, Eighteen transported to a penal colony in Tasmania, and sixteen deported.
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Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Site Board of Ontario
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 331691 N 4687134
Decimal Degrees42.31826667, -83.04245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.096', W 83° 2.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 5.76" N, 83° 2' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 271-277 Pitt St W, Windsor ON 05766, CA
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