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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM18Y0_major-john-richardson-1796-1852_Amherstburg-ON.html
Born at Queenston in Upper Canada, John Richardson served as a volunteer at Fort Malden during the War of 1812 and was taken prisoner by the Americans at Moraviantown. He was released at war's end, retired on half-pay in 1818, and spent most of th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMP7Y_the-battle-of-lake-erie_Amherstburg-ON.html
In September 1813 the British squadron under R. Barclay sailed from Amherstburg to collect desperately needed food supplies. They were met by the larger, more heavily armed American squadron commanded by O. Perry. The British had the initial advan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMP47_amherstburg-navy-yard_Amherstburg-ON.html
[West Historic Marker]:Amherstburg Navy Yard A Navy Yard was built here in 1796 to replace Detroit as the base and supply depot for the Provincial Marine on Lakes Erie and Huron. In 1812 the GENERAL HUNTER and QUEEN CHARLOTTE, built here, took …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMOZ6_the-commissariat-office_Amherstburg-ON.html
The office for the Commissariat Department was built in 1831 near the government wharf and storehouse. Commissary officials purchased from local contractors the flour, beef, straw and firewood used by troops. They also managed Fort Malden's financ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMOPR_the-great-sauk-trail_Amherstburg-ON.html
Part of an ancient network of Indian paths, the Great Sauk Trail, as it came to be known, extended from Rock Island in present-day Illinois to the Detroit River. It played a significant role in the communications between the native peoples in the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMMZV_the-tecumseh-stone_Amherstburg-ON.html
Tradition has it that the Indian leader Tecumseh stood upon this stone to deliver a final address to the British at Amherstburg after the Battle of Lake Erie. Donated in 1939, it originally stood near the corner of Dalhousie and Gore Streets. In h…
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