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Laura Secord, UE

(1775-1868)

 
 
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By Robert Rusaw, August 15, 2016
1. Laura Secord, UE Marker
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Thanks to Laura Secord, nearly 500 Americans surrendered at Beaver Dams in 1813, and a British defeat was averted. She had overheard plans for a surprise attack and struggled alone tarough miles of dense bush to warn the commander of the British outpost.

War of 1812

Grâce à Laura Secord, près de cinq cents Américains capitulent à Beaver Dams en 1813, et une défaite anglaise est évitée. Mme Secord avait entendu une conversation à propos d'une attaque-surprise et s'était frayé in chemin, seule, à travers des kilometres de foret dense pour avertir le commandant de l'avant-poste britannique.

Guerre de 1812

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 45° 25.469′ N, 75° 41.714′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. Marker is on Wellington Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker can be found to the left of Laura Secord, which is at the top of the stairs on the west end of
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By Robert Rusaw, August 15, 2016
2. Laura Secord
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the Plaza Bridge, between Elgin St and Wellington St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa, Ontario K1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CB (a few steps from this marker); Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) (a few steps from this marker); Sappers’ Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commissariat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rideau Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Château Laurier / Le Château Laurier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rideau Waterway (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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