(1796 - 1852)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 the next 20 years in Europe. There he won a certain literary reputation with works such as the poem Tecumseh and Wacousta, a historical novel. Returning to Canada as a journalist, he founded the New Era in Brockville where, in 1842, he published his history, The War of 1812. Financial success eluded him, and before 1850 he moved to New York where he died in poverty.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Boards of Canada|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 325274 N 4663915|
|Decimal Degrees||42.10788333, -83.11328333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 6.473', W 83° 6.797'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 6' 28.38" N, 83° 6' 47.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 Laird Ave S, Amherstburg Ontario N9V 1W4, CA|
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