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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker
Inscription. The post was begun by the Royal Canadian Volunteers in 1796 to replace Detroit and to maintain British influence among the western Indians. As the principal defense of the Detroit frontier in 1812, it was here that Isaac Brock gathered his forces for the attack on Detroit. The next year with supply lines cut and control of Lake Erie lost to the Americans, the British could not hold the fort, which they evacuated and burned. Partially rebuilt by the invading Americans, it was returned on 1 July 1815 to the British, who maintained a frontier garrison here until 1851.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 6.471′ N, 83° 6.744′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Laird Avenue South south of Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at the entrance to the Fort Malden National Historic Site. It is affixed to the north stone column that makes up the main entrance to the site. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Tecumseh Stone" (within shouting distance of this marker); Privy (within
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the north stone column that is part of the main entrance to the historic site.
shouting distance of this marker); Fort Malden Points of Interest (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Pensioner's Cottage (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Shoreline Breakwall (about 120 meters away); Detroit River Heritage (about 120 meters away); Indian Council House (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Fort Amherstburg in the War of 1812. This is a link to information provided by "The War of 1812 Website." (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1812-8-17-General-Hunter-Off-Fort-Malden-Peter-Rindlisbacher. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker
View of the historical marker at the front entrance to Fort Malden.
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
View of the Fort Malden Historic Site, Visitor Center, with the Tecumseh Stone in the front foreground and a display panel with a map of the park grounds just to the right of the visitor center front door.
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Display Panel image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Display Panel
View of the display panel with a map of the park grounds.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
6. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
View looking west of the earthworks along part of the northern wall of the fort, leading to the northwestern bastion, that overlooked the Detroit River.
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
7. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) Marker
View of cannon located in the fort's northeast bastion, with a distant background view of the northwest bastion and the Detroit River beyond.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
8. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
Distant view of the fort's southeast bastion.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
9. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
View of building that is located inside of the fortifications and is being used to house exhibits.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
10. Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
View inside the fort of the reconstructed barracks building and the exhibit building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,451 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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