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Oakland in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills

1814

 
 
The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
1. The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills Marker
Inscription. In October, 1814, an invading American force of about 700 men under Brigadier-General Duncan McArthur advanced rapidly up the Thames Valley. He intended to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara frontier. McArthur reached the Grand, and after an unsuccessful attempt to force a crossing, attacked a body of some 150 militia here at Malcolm’s Mills (Oakland) on November 6th. Canadian forces, comprising elements of the 1st and 2nd Norfolk, 1st Oxford, and 1st Middlesex regiments, put up a spirited resistance but were overwhelmed.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 1.895′ N, 80° 19.878′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakland Road (County Route 4) and King Street South (County Route 24), on the right when traveling west on Oakland Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 147 Oakland Road, Oakland, Ontario N0E, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul’s 1785 (approx. 12.9 kilometers away); Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA
The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
2. The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills Marker
(approx. 13 kilometers away); Her Majesty’s Chapel of the Mohawks (approx. 13 kilometers away); Mohawk Village (approx. 13 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the United Empire Loyalist Burial Ground
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Malcolm's Mills - Wikipedia. In October 1814, an invading American force of about 700 mounted infantry under Brigadier General Duncan McArthur advanced rapidly as they left Detroit and raided the Thames Valley. The plan was to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied flour to the British forces on the Niagara frontier. (Submitted on October 27, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
Monument in the United Empire Loyalist Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
3. Monument in the United Empire Loyalist Burial Ground
In memory of
The Pioneers
of Oakland township, these headstones are the only authentic record of burial in this cemetery
1811-1814
United Empire Loyalist Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
4. United Empire Loyalist Cemetery
The plaque reads, "War of 1812 Veteran, Vetéran de la guerre de 1812," as does numerous others in the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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