Guns Across the River: The Battle of the Windmill, 1838

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In 1838, seeing political unrest in Canada as an opportunity, American extremist groups invaded at several places, thinking Canadians would arise and join them to "throw off the British yoke." One of the most ambitious expeditions was the attack in November 1838 when hundreds of members of a secret organization, the Patriot Hunters, sailed down the St. Lawrence River and landed near Prescott, Ontario, where they occupied a stone windmill.It took five days of bloody fighting by British regulars and Canadian militia to defeat ...

Guns Across the River: The Battle of the Windmill, 1838 2001, Friends of Windmill Point

ISBN-13: 9781896941219

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