Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
In front of you is a recreated piece of the fort's palisade, a vertical wall of sharpened logs. This wall surrounded the fort, linking the four diamond-shaped corner projections, called bastions. Around each bastion, the palisade ran in the bottom of a ditch that served as an additional defence against attacking soldiers.
The diamond shape of the bastions allowed cannons to fire on soldiers approaching adjacent areas of the palisade.
This 24-pounder cannon represents the guns mounted in each of the bastions during the War of 1812.
Defenses du fort
En face de vous se dresse une partie reconstruite de la palissade du fort, un mur de deux mètres de billes de bois affûtées. Ce mur encerclait le fort, reliant entre elles les projections en forme de losange situées aux quatre coins. Autour de chacun des remparts, la palissade était aménagée le long d'un fossé qui offrait une défense supplémentaire contre les soldats attaquants.
Les remparts en forme de losange permettaient da tirer au canon sur les soldats s'approchant des endroits adjacents à la palissade.
Ce canon tirant des boulets de 24 livres représente les canons installés sur chacun des remparts lors de la Guerre de 1812.
Location. 42° 6.427′ N, 83° 6.847′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Laird Avenue South just south of Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a cluster of two markers, situated a short distance in front of the visitor entrance to the recreated Fort Malden National Historic Site, very near the Detroit River, along the national park's river walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site Over Time (here, next to this marker); Brick Officers’ Guard Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit River Heritage (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Indian Council House (about 90 meters away); Shoreline Breakwall (about 90 meters away); Strategic Location (about 90 meters away); Boblo Island (about 90 meters away); Major John Richardson (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Amherstburg.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
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