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Near Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Skirmishes at the Canard River

 
 
Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker
View of the side of the historical marker where the text is written in English.
Inscription. In the War of 1812, the first engagement in Canada involving British and American forces in significant numbers occurred here on the Canard River. On July 12, 1812, Brigadier-General William Hull invaded Canada and encamped near Sandwich. British commander, T.B. St. George, consolidated his forces consisting of regulars of the 41st Regiment, Indians, and Canadian militia at Fort Malden, south of the Canard and stationed at picquet at the bridge. This outpost was attacked on July 16th by Colonel Louis Cass and about 280 enemy troops. After a brief stand, the out numbered British fell back towards the fort. The Americans abandoned the position the following day, but later returned several times to skirmish with the British, who reoccupied the post.
 
Erected 1987 by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 42° 10.148′ N, 83° 5.882′ W. Marker is near Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Front Street North (Ontario Route 20) north of North Side Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the west side of the north end of the Canard River Bridge. It cannot be seen from the main road because it is located at ground level near the river, while the bridge
Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker
View of the side of the historical marker where the text is written in French.
is elevated to carry the roadway about 25 feet over the river. There is an unnamed side street on the northwest side of the bridge that provides access to the historical marker. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 3R3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wyandot (approx. 3 kilometers away); The Wyandot Indians (approx. 5.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); America's First Bessemer Steel Mill (approx. 5.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Wyandotte World War II Memorial (approx. 5.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Wyandotte Vietnam Memorial (approx. 5.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Wyandotte World War I Memorial (approx. 5.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Wyandotte Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 5.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Marx Home (approx. 6 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Invasion of Canada. This is a link to information provided by the Windsor Public Library. (Submitted on August 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Skirmish at River Canard. This is a link to an illustration
Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker
View looking east, of the historical marker with both the Front Street Bridge and the Canard River in the background.
of the Skirmish at the River Canard by Foster. (Submitted on August 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker
View of the historical marker on a small rise at the base of the bridge that is above the river, but well below the street level of the bridge.
Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. Skirmishes at the Canard River Marker
A more distant view from the side street that runs along the northwest side of the bridge. The historical marker is midway between the tree on the right of the picture and the bridge foundation that is on the left.
Skirmishes at the Canard River image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
6. Skirmishes at the Canard River
View looking south across the Canard River, from what would have been the American forces position towards what would have been the British forces position.
Skirmishes at the Canard River image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
7. Skirmishes at the Canard River
Another view, looking south across the Canard River, of the site of the skirmishes between the British and American forces.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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