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The Capture of Detroit

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Capture of Detroit Marker
Inscription. Confident of victory, General Hull had invaded Canada in July 1812, but failed to take advantage of his early success and the demoralization of the defenders. Fear of the Indians then rallying to the British cause and an inability to maintain supply lines dictated Hull's withdrawal to Detroit. In a daring move on 16 August General Brock embarked his troops at McKee's Point, crossed the river and forced the surrender of the Americans. This important victory raised the spirits of the Canadians and ensured the continuing support of their Indian allies.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 17.027′ N, 83° 5.194′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandwich Street and Ojibway Parkway, on the right when traveling south on Sandwich Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the west side of Sandwich Street, just opposite of where the Ojibway Parkway blends into Sandwich Street from the southeast. The historical marker itself is affixed to a pyramid of stacked stones. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor, Ontario N9C 1C5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Wayne (approx.
The Capture of Detroit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Capture of Detroit Marker
2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Jesuit Mission to the Hurons (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); 1748 (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Montreal Point in 1782 (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Ste. Anne Church (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Gabriel Richard (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); 19th U. S. Infantry (approx. 4.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (approx. 4.4 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windsor.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Capture of Detroit 1812. This is a link to information provided by the War of 1812 Website. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The Fall of Fort Detroit. This is a link to information provided by Galafilm Multimedia's War of 1812 (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Detroit Canada Campaign
The Capture of Detroit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Capture of Detroit Marker
View looking north of the historical marker, and beyond the tall grass is a view looking up Sandwich Street.
. This is a link to information provided by a website entitled, "The War of 1812." (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
The Capture of Detroit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. The Capture of Detroit Marker
View looking south of the historical marker (on extreme right of picture) and of Ojibway Parkway to the southeast and Sandwich Street to the south,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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