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Windsor in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Battle of Windsor - 1838

 
 
The Battle of Windsor - 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Battle of Windsor - 1838 Marker
Inscription.  Early on December 4, 1838 a force of about 140 American and Canadian supporters of William Lyon MacKenzie crossed the river from Detroit and landed about one mile east of here. After capturing and burning a nearby militia barracks, they took possession of Windsor. In this vicinity they were met and routed by a force of some 130 militiamen commanded by Colonel John Prince. Five of the invaders taken prisoner were executed summarily by order of Colonel Prince. This action caused violent controversy in both Canada and the United States. The remaining captives were tried and sentenced at London, Upper Canada. Six were executed, Eighteen transported to a penal colony in Tasmania, and sixteen deported.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Site Board of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1961.
 
Location. 42° 19.096′ N, 83° 2.547′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on 254 Pitt Street West, 0.2 kilometers east of Dougall Avenue, on the right when traveling
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west. This historical marker is located in front of the Windsor Community Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor ON N9A 5L5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Francois Baby House (a few steps from this marker); Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Detroit River (about 180 meters away); French Settlement on the South Shore (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray, PC., C.C., Q.C. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Original Home of Major F.A. Tilston V.C. Armoury (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Great Western Railway (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Underground Railroad in Canada (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windsor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Windsor. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The Battle of Windsor, 1838 Historical Marker. This is a link to information provided by a web site dedicated to the history of the Detroit area. (Submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
The Battle of Windsor - 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Battle of Windsor - 1838 Marker
View of historical marker in front of the Windsor Community Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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