Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell

Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell (HMOXI)

Location: Amherstburg, ON N9V 1Y5 Essex County
Country: Canada

N 42° 6.007', W 83° 6.633'

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Born about 1750 in Fermanagh County, Ireland, Caldwell emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1773. During the American Revolution he served with the British forces as a captain in Butler's Rangers at Niagara and Detroit. In 1784 he obtained land near the mouth of the Detroit River and became one of this area's earliest settlers. Caldwell's exceptional influence with the local Indians enabled him to obtain control of some 11,000 additional acres on the north shore of Lake Erie where he encouraged former Loyalist soldiers to settle. In 1812 he commanded the Western Rangers in actions at Miami (Ohio) and the Longwoods and, after his appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1814, he led Indian forces at the battles of Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie.
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HM NumberHMOXI
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Placed ByThe Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 325479 N 4663047
Decimal Degrees42.10011667, -83.11055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.007', W 83° 6.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 0.42" N, 83° 6' 37.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 311 Ramsay St, Amherstburg ON N9V 1Y5, CA
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