Lacolle in Haut-Richelieu MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
La Bataille d’Odelltown / Battle of Odelltown
Après l’échec de l’insurrection de 1837, des membres du parti des patriotes, rassembles aux États-Unis sous la conduite de Robert Nelson, proclamèrent la République du Bas-Canada et tentèrent de renverser le gouvernement. L’invasion de 1838, médiocrement organisée et mal ravitaillée, fut un échec. Le 8 novembre, l’armée se replia sur Odelltown. Les 9 et 10 novembre, elle attaqua la milice d’Odelltown mais celle-ci, soutenue par des renforts, la repoussa. Nelson s’échappa mais la dispersion de ses forces mit fin à l’aventure.
Following the failure of the 1837 rebellion, a faction of the patriote party gathered in the United States under the leadership of Robert Nelson to proclaim the Republic of Lower Canada and plot the overthrow of the government. Their invasion in 1838, however, was a fiasco, largely due to poor planning and inadequate supplies, and on November 8 the rebel force retreated toward Odelltown. On November 9 and 10 they attacked the defending militia, but were finally repulsed by reinforcements. Although Nelson escaped, the subsequent dispersal of his men virtually ended the insurrection.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 45° 2.554′ N, 73° 23.21′ W. Click for map. The marker is located next to the beautifully restored Odelltown Methodist chapel, which dates back to 1823. Marker is in this post office area: Lacolle, Quebec J0J 1J0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bataille du Moulin de Lacolle / Battle of the Lacolle Mill (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Blockhaus de la Rivière-Lacolle (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); a different marker also named Blockhaus de la Rivière-Lacolle (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Fort Montgomery (approx. 5.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Site of First School House (approx. 6.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain (approx. 9.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Missile Site (approx. 9.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); The "White House" (approx. 11.2 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Lacolle.
Also see . . . Patriotes and the Rebellions of 1837-38. The Canadian Encyclopedia (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Additional keywords. Wolfred Nelson
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