Prescott in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Welcome to the Site of The Battle of the Windmill
[ On the Right - In English ]:
You are standing on a battlefield where men fought and died. This battle took place in November 1838, during the Canadian rebellions. One side fought to "liberate" Canada from British rule. The other side rallied to protect their homes or the established political order.
The lighthouse in front of you is a converted windmill around which the battle was fought.
Fort Wellington, a few kilometres to the west in Prescott, was a gathering point for the British troops at the time of the battle.
The fort still stands and is now open to the public.
The Battle of the Windmill and the Fort Wellington sites are both preserved and operated by the Canadian Parks Service of Environment Canada.
[ On the Left - In French ]:
Vous êtes debout sur un champ de bataille. Des hommes sont morts ici en Novembre 1838, durant la rébellion des Patriotes. Les uns voulaient libérer le Canada. Les autres sont accourus pour protéger leurs foyers ou le pouvoir britannique.
Le phare devant vous est un ancien moulin à vent qui s'est trouvé au couer de la bataille.
Le Fort Wellington, qui se l'ouest, à Prescott, servait à quelques kilométres
Il a été restauré et il est aujourd'hui ouvert au public.
Le site de la bataille du Moulin à vent et le Fort-Wellington sont tous deux exploités par le Service canadien des parcs du ministére de l'Environnement.
Location. 44° 43.267′ N, 75° 29.233′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker can be reached from Windmill Road 0.3 kilometers south of King Street East (County Route 2). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3401 Windmill Road, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of the Windmill (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of the Windmill (a few steps from this marker); Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850 (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Col. Edward Jessup (approx. 2 kilometers away); Fort Wellington (approx. 2 kilometers away); Prescott War Memorial (approx. 2 kilometers away); World War II Memorial (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
More about this marker. Left half is in English, the right half
Also see . . .
1. Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on February 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on February 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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