The Battle of York 1813

The Battle of York 1813 (HM1KPR)

Location: Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Toronto Division
Country: Canada
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N 43° 38.305', W 79° 24.3'

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La Bataille de York de 1813

Loyal residents of York (Toronto) were encouraged by early British victories in the War of 1812, but in 1813, they experienced first-hand the hardships of war. On the morning of April 27th, an American fleet appeared offshore and began to send 1,700 soldiers ashore two kilometres west of here. At first only a small force of Ojibwa warriors was in position to resist the landing. After fierce skirmishing the invaders advanced, overcoming defensive stands by outnumbered British and Canadian troops. As they closed in on the main garrison near here, the retreating British ignited a gunpowder storehouse. It exploded, killing 38 Americans and wounding 222 more. Victorious nonetheless, the Americans occupied York for six days. They looted and set buildings ablaze, including the Parliament Buildings.
Les premières victories britannique pendant le Guerre de 1812 encouragent les habitants loyaux de York (Toronto), mais en 1813 ceux-ci goûtent aux épreuves de la guerre. Le 27 avril, une flotte américaine approche de la côte et 1700 soldats débarquent à deux kilomètres à l'ouest d'ici. At début, seul un groupe de guerriers ojibwés en position résistent au débarquement. Après des échauffourées violentes, les envahisseurs avancent écrasant la résistance des troupes britannique et canadiennes surpassées en nombre Les Américains s'approchant de la garnison pas loin d'ici, les Britanniques mettent feu à un entrepôt de poudre à canon. L'explosion tue 38 Américains et en blesse 222 autres. Néanmoins victorieux, les Américains occupent York pendant six jours. Ils pillent et incendient des bâtiments, y compris le Parlement.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation
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Date Added Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 628652 N 4832949
Decimal Degrees43.63841667, -79.40500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 38.305', W 79° 24.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 38' 18.3" N, 79° 24' 18" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Garrison Rd, Toronto Ontario M5V 3K9, CA
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