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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell

 
 
Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker
Inscription. Born about 1750 in Fermanagh County, Ireland, Caldwell emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1773. During the American Revolution he served with the British forces as a captain in Butler's Rangers at Niagara and Detroit. In 1784 he obtained land near the mouth of the Detroit River and became one of this area's earliest settlers. Caldwell's exceptional influence with the local Indians enabled him to obtain control of some 11,000 additional acres on the north shore of Lake Erie where he encouraged former Loyalist soldiers to settle. In 1812 he commanded the Western Rangers in actions at Miami (Ohio) and the Longwoods and, after his appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1814, he led Indian forces at the battles of Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie.
 
Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario.
 
Location. 42° 6.007′ N, 83° 6.633′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Ramsay Street south of Gore Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in front of the cemetery that is adjacent to the Anglican "Christ Church.". Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1Y6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker
View of historical marker in the left foreground with a view of the adjacent cemetery in the background.
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Sauk Trail (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Commissariat Office (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Amherstburg Navy Yard (approx. half a kilometer away); The Battle of Lake Erie (approx. half a kilometer away); Connection to Town (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Boblo Island (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Strategic Location (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Brick Officersí Guard Room (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker
Another view of the historical marker and the adjacent church cemetery.
Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. Lt. - Colonel William Caldwell Marker
View of the "Church of Christ" with the historical marker located in front of the trees situated to the left of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,890 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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