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Near Glencoe in Middlesex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Battle Hill

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
1. Battle Hill Marker
Inscription. English
Here was fought the Battle of Longwoods, 4th March, 1814. United States troops were entrenched on this hill. The British losses were Captain D. Johnson and Lieutenant P. Graeme and twelve men of the Royal Scots Light Company and the 89th Light Company, fifty-two officiers and men of these companies of these companies and of the Loyal Kent Volunteers, wounded.

French
Ici se déroula la bataille de Longwoods, le 4 mars 1814. Des troupes des États-Unis s’étaient retranchées sur cette colline. Les forces britannique y perdirent le capitaine D. Johnson, le lieutenant P. Graeme et douze soldats des compagnies d’infanterie légère Royal Scots et 89ᵉ, tués au combat; 52 officiers et soldats de ces mêmes compagnies et des Loyal Kent Volunteers ont été blessés.
 
Erected 1929 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Location. 42° 41.646′ N, 81° 42.343′ W. Marker is near Glencoe, Ontario, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Longwoods Road (Provincial Highway 2) just from Pratt Siding Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3219 Longwoods Road, Glencoe, Ontario N0L, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battle Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2014
2. Battle Hill Marker
At least 3 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Longwoods (a few steps from this marker); Fairfield (approx. 20.3 kilometers away); The Burning of Fairfield (approx. 20.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Longwoods - Wikipedia. The Battle of Longwoods took place during the Anglo-American War of 1812. On 4 March 1814, a mounted American raiding party defeated an attempt by British regulars, volunteers from the Canadian militia and Native Americans to intercept them near Wardsville, in present-day Southwest Middlesex, Ontario. (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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