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Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813

 
 
Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2014
1. Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 Marker
Inscription.  In November, 1813, an American army of some 8000 men, commanded by Major-General James Wilkinson, moved down the St. Lawrence en route to Montreal. Wilkinson was followed and harassed by a British “corp of observation” consisting of about 800 regular militia and Indians commanded by Lieut.-Col. Joseph Morrison. On November 11, Morrison’s force, established in a defensive position on John Crysler’s farm, was attacked by a contingent of the American army numbering about 4000 men commanded by Brigadier-General J.P. Boyd. The hard fought engagement ended with the Americans’ withdrawal from the battlefield. This reverse, in combined with the defeat of another invading army at Chateauguay on October 26, saved Canada from conquest in 1813.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 44° 56.579′ N, 75° 4.242′ W. Marker is in Morrisburg, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker can be reached from Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road (County Route 2) just from
Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2014
2. Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 Marker
The marker is beside the Crysler's Farm Battlefield visitors centre
Upper Canada Village, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13700 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road, Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Crysler’s Farm (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (about 210 meters away); Aultsville Train Station and Locomotive 1008 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); Sir James Pliny Whitney (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (approx. 4.9 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisburg.
 
More about this marker. Crysler's Farm Battlefield Park is located southwest of Upper Canada Village, a 1860s historical re-enactment park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers in Fort Covington, NY, formerly French Mills, to where American forces retreated.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Battle of Crysler’s Farm Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2014
3. Battle of Crysler’s Farm Monument
James Wilkinson image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. James Wilkinson
1808 Engraving by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin.
Joseph Wanton Morrison image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Joseph Wanton Morrison
by an unknown artist.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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