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Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850 Marker
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850
This company, incorporated in 1850, built a railway from Prescott to Bytown (Ottawa) for the shipment of lumber and farm products to markets of the north-eastern United States and Montreal. Substantial funds were raised at Bytown, Prescott and . . . — Map (db m83430) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Capture of Ogdensburg — 1813
On the morning of February 22, 1813, Lieutenant-Colonel "Red George" Macdonell of the Glengarry Light Infantry set out from Prescott with a force of some 480 regulars and militia to capture the strong United States military post at Ogdensburg. The . . . — Map (db m86971) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Col. Edward Jessup — 1735-1816
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he forfeited 500,000 acres near Albany, New York, by taking up arms for the King on the outbreak of the American Revolution. He raised the Loyal (Jessup’s) Rangers and served under Burgoyne. This corps was disbanded . . . — Map (db m83429) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Fort Wellington
English: The first Fort Wellington was erected on this site during the War of 1812 to shelter British regular troops and Canadian militia defending the vital St. Lawrence River transportation route. In February 1813 those soldiers crossed . . . — Map (db m83365) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Grand Trunk Railway — Prescott
The Grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to run from Sarnia to Portland, Maine. Although it took over existing lines, new ones had to be built, including sections of the key Toronto to Montrιal line completed by the noted English engineering firm . . . — Map (db m45781) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Justus Sherwood — 1747 - 1798
Born in Connecticut, Sherwood settled in Vermont in 1774. On the outbreak of the American Revolution he was arrested as a Loyalist, but escaped to join the British at Crown Point. He was taken prisoner at Saratoga in 1777, and after being exchanged . . . — Map (db m86972) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Major James Morrow Walsh — 1840-1905
Born and educated in Prescott, Walsh was trained at military schools at Kingston and by 1873 had attained the rank of Major in the militia. In that year he was commissioned in the newly formed North-West Mounted Police. While in charge at Fort . . . — Map (db m86953) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Prescott Barracks and Hospital
The front portion of this structure one of the earliest surviving military buildings in Ontario, was constructed as a residence about 1810 by Colonel Edward Jessup, the founder of Prescott. Following the outbreak of the War of 1812, the stone house . . . — Map (db m86950) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Prescott War Memorial
World War I 1914-1918 Arthur E. Baker • Howard Baker • Philip V. Blacklock • Cecil Bovaird • Ward W. Burke • John H. Davy • Jacob S. Doyle • G. Harvey Ewart • Ira H. Glasgow • Albert Hurlbert • Royal W. Kingston • Roy Lindsay • John A. . . . — Map (db m83466) WM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Sir Richard William Scott — 1825-1913
English: Born at Prescott, Scott was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced law in Ottawa. As a member of the legislature of United Canada (1857-63) he sponsored the Separate School Act of 1863. Subsequently, he represented Ottawa in . . . — Map (db m83364) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — The Battle of the Windmill — La Bataille du Moulin ΰ Vent
English: After the 1837 Rebellions many rebels fled to the United States where a few joined American sympathizers in a new attempt to overthrow British rule in Canada. On 12 November 1838 they landed 190 men here and seized this windmill and . . . — Map (db m83433) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — The Battle of the Windmill — La Bataille du Moulin ΰ Vent
English: Prelude to the Battle In 1837 the British army and loyal militia crushed the first armed revolt in Upper and Lowr Canada. Many rebels fled to the United States. The exiles joined with American sympathisers to form a secret . . . — Map (db m83476) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville counties), Prescott — The Blue Church
On January 1, 1790, inhabitants of Augusta and Elizabethtown townships agreed to build a church here in the burying yard of the proposed town of "New Oswegatchie". Subscriptions were inadequate and nothing was built by 1804 when Barbara Heck, the . . . — Map (db m87008) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — The Forwarding Trade at Prescott
Before the completion of the canals between here and Montreal in 1847, Prescott was the eastern terminus of Great Lakes navigation. Established at the head of Galops Rapids in 1810, it soon became a centre for the forwarding, or shipping, trade and . . . — Map (db m86956) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — Welcome to the Site of The Battle of the Windmill
[ On the Right - In English ]: You are standing on a battlefield where men fought and died. This battle took place in November 1838, during the Canadian rebellions. One side fought to "liberate" Canada from British rule. The other side . . . — Map (db m83497) HM

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