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Lacolle in Haut-Richelieu MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Bataille du Moulin de Lacolle / Battle of the Lacolle Mill

 
 
Battle of the Lacolle mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 24, 2011
1. Battle of the Lacolle mill Marker
Inscription. Sur ce site, le 30 mars 1814, le major R.B. Handcock, avec quelque 500 soldats du 13e régiment des Royal Marines, de Canadian Fencibles, des Voltigeurs ainsi que des Indiens, a combattu vigoureusement contre 4,000 soldats américains commandes par le général Wilkinson. Epuise par cette résistance, celui-ci replia sur la frontière américaine. La bataille du moulin de Lacolle mit fin a la dernière invasion américaine du Bas-Canada durant la Guerre de 1812

Here, on 30 March 1814, Major R.B. Handcock and a British garrison of 500 men of the 13th Regiment Royal Marines, Canadian Fencibles, Voltigeurs and Indians withstood an attack by 4,000 American soldiers on the fortified mill. Daunted by their resistance, General James Wilkinson fell back to the American border, thus ending the last American invasion of Lower Canada during the War of 1812.
 
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 45° 4.054′ N, 73° 20.62′ W. Marker is in Lacolle, Quebec, in Haut-Richelieu MRC. Marker is at the intersection of Quebec Route 223 and Quebec Route 202, on the right when traveling south on Provincial Route 223. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lacolle, Quebec J0J 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battle of the Lacolle mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 24, 2011
2. Battle of the Lacolle mill Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blockhaus de la Rivière-Lacolle (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Blockhaus de la Rivière-Lacolle (about 240 meters away); La Bataille d’Odelltown / Battle of Odelltown (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Fort Montgomery (approx. 7.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Royal Navy (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); Fort Lennox (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); Chantier Naval de Île-aux-Noix (approx. 8.8 kilometers away); Site of First School House (approx. 9.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Lacolle.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Lacolle Mill - The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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