War of 1812-1814

War of 1812-1814 (HM1OVQ)

Location: Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M5 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 19.39', W 76° 9.724'

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During the war of 1812, Gananoque was a strategic point along the St. Lawrence River corridor. All supplies heading west to support British and Canadian forces had to pass through this channel.On September 21, 1812, a company of U.S. army rifleman under the command of Captain Benjamin Forsyth, attacked Gananoque. Their objectives were to take prisoners, including Colonel Joel Stone, commander of the 2nd Regiment of Leeds Militia, capture military stores and interrupt the British supply route.In response to the raid, a blockhouse and naval station were constructed to protect the bateau and gunboat convoys.Hostilities continued on both sides of the border throughout the war. Canada was successfully defended by British regulars, the Royal Navy, warriors of the First Nations and English and French-speaking militia.On December 24, 1814 the Treaty of Ghent ended the war and Canada survived to become a free and independent country.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByJoel Stone Heritage Park Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 407339 N 4908423
Decimal Degrees44.32316667, -76.16206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 19.39', W 76° 9.724'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 19' 23.4" N, 76° 9' 43.44" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6-12 Water St, Gananoque Ontario K7G 2M5, CA
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