1813On 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.
|Placed By||Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 458745 N 4950160|
|Decimal Degrees||44.70363333, -75.52075000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 42.218', W 75° 31.245'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 42' 13.08" N, 75° 31' 14.7" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Sophia St, Prescott Ontario , CA|
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