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Windsor in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Battle of Windsor - 1838

 
 
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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.
 
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 west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in front of the Windsor Community Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada.
 
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); The Detroit River
The Battle of Windsor - 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); 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); Detroit River Heritage (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.). 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. Chronology of Events. This is a link to information provided by "The 1837 Rebellion." (Submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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