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Near Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Capture of the Anne, 1838

 
 
Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker
Inscription. On January 9, 1838, a force of Canadians and Americans sympathizing with Mackenzie's rebellion, sailed from United States territory and landed on Bois Blane Island. The schooner "Anne," supporting the invasion, cruised along the Canadian mainland firing on structures near Fort Malden. Defending militia under Col. T. Radcliff returned the fire, disabling the helmsman and damaging the rigging. The "Anne" grounded on Elliott's Point and those aboard were captured. Their leader, Dr. E.A.Theller, an American citizen of Irish birth, was later imprisoned in the Quebec Citadel but made a successful escape.
 
Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 42° 5.096′ N, 83° 6.779′ W. Marker is near Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Front Road South (County Route 20) south of Dalhousie Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The historical marker is located in front of a residence overlooking the Detroit River, just south of Amherstburg. Marker is at or near this postal address: 779 Front Road South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V  2M4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Matthew Elliott (a few steps from this marker);
Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker
View of historical marker at its location in front of a private residence.
Simon Girty U.E. (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Great Sauk Trail (approx. 2 kilometers away); The Commissariat Office (approx. 2 kilometers away); Amherstburg Navy Yard (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); The Battle of Lake Erie (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Connection to Town (approx. 2.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Also see . . .  William Lyon Mackenzie: The Rebel and Responsible Government. This is a link to information provided by Suite 101. (Submitted on October 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker
View of historical marker, looking west, with Front Road South in the background and the Detroit River just beyond the roadway.
Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. Capture of the Anne, 1838 Marker
View looking north, along Front Road South, of the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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