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The Battle of Malcolm's Mills 1814

Battle of Malcolm's Mills 1814

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Battle of Malcolm's Mills 1814

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
In Oakland, in the pioneer cemetery
on the southwest corner of Road 24 and Road 4

Coordinates: N 43 01.906 W 80 19.865


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Plaque Text

In October, 1814, an invading American force of about 700 men under Brigadier-General Duncan McArthur advanced rapidly up the Thames Valley. He intended to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara Frontier. McArthur reached the Grand, and after an unsuccessful attempt to force a crossing, attacked a body of some 150 militia here at Malcolm's Mills (Oakland) on November 6th. Canadian forces, comprising elements of the 1st and 2nd Norfolk, 1st Oxford, and 1st Middlesex regiments, put up a spirited resistance but were overwhelmed.


War of 1812

Brant County Plaques

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> Posted February 11, 2012
It's important that we don't forget these battles in our history - it helped define who we are. Thank you for posting all of this!

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