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Forsyth’s Raid 1813

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
1. Forsyth’s Raid 1813 Marker
Inscription. On the night of February 6-7, 1813, Major Benjamin Forsyth of the United States Army, with a detachment of regulars and militia numbering about 200 men, crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River from Morristown, N.Y., and attacked Brockville. The village garrisoned by a company of Leeds Militia who, taken by surprise, could offer no resistance. The invaders released prisoners from the jail, took a quantity of arms, horses and cattle, and carried off an number of residents. The resentment aroused by this raid led to the successful British attack on Ogdensburg, N.Y., February 22, 1813.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 44° 35.216′ N, 75° 41.033′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is on Apple Street just from Ernie Fox Quay. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Apple Street, Brockville, Ontario K6V, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Buell’s 1816 Map of Brockville (within shouting distance of this marker); William Buell, Sr. (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Blockhouse Island (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Brockville Tunnel
Forsyth’s Raid 1813 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
2. Forsyth’s Raid 1813 Marker
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Former Brockville Post Office (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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