Capture of Ogdensburg

Capture of Ogdensburg (HM1MRM)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.218', W 75° 31.245'

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1813

On the morning of February 22, 1813, Lieutenant-Colonel "Red George" Macdonell of the Glengarry Light Infantry set out from Prescott with a force of some 480 regulars and militia to capture the strong United States military post at Ogdensburg. The attack was made in retaliation for the recent American raid on Brockville and was contrary to the orders of the commander-in-chief, Sir George Prevost. Advancing across the ice, Macdonell's force presented an easy target for the enemy artillery, but after a fierce battle of about two hours the American garrison of some 500 men was routed and Ogdensburg fell.
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 458745 N 4950160
Decimal Degrees44.70363333, -75.52075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.218', W 75° 31.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 13.08" N, 75° 31' 14.7" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Sophia St, Prescott Ontario , CA
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