Beaver Dams

Beaver Dams (HMWZK)

Location: Thorold, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 7.367', W 79° 12.091'

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Following their repulse at Stoney Creek the Americans sent a force from Fort George to destroy a British advanced post at Beaver Dams. Warned of their approach by an Indian scout and by Laura Secord, a force of Indians from Caughnawaga and the Grand River, led by Captains Dominique Ducharme and William Kerr, ambushed the attackers near here on 24 of June 1813, and compelled them to surrender to Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon of the regular British army. After this defeat the Americans did not again venture out in force, leaving the British in control of the area.

Apr leur d?convenue ? Stoney Creek, les Am?ricains envoy?rent des troupes du fort George pour d?truire l'avant-garde de Beaver Dams. Avertis par un ?claireur indien et Laura Secord, un groupe d'Indiens de Caughnawaga et de la rivi?re Grand, dirig? par les capitaines Dominique Ducharme et William Kerr, tandit une embuscade aux assaillants et les obligea ? se rendre au lieutenant James Fitzgibbon, de l'arm?e britannique. Cette d?faite du 24 juin 1813 mit un terme aux incursions am?ricaines dans la r?gion, qui est alors, rest?e aux mains des Britanniques.
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 646300 N 4776019
Decimal Degrees43.12278333, -79.20151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 7.367', W 79° 12.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 7' 22.02" N, 79° 12' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Sullivan Ave, Thorold ON L0S 1J0, CA
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