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Lieutenant-Colonel William Caldwell

Lieutenant-Colonel William Caldwell

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

Christ Church 1819

Photo from Google Street View ©2013 Google - Posted December, 2013

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Amherstburg
On the east side of Ramsey Street
between Park and Gore streets
near a flagpole beside a church

Coordinates: N 42 05.999 W 83 06.635


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Plaque Text

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 4450 additional hectares 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.

Another plaque at this location
Christ Church 1819

Related Ontario plaques
Butler's Rangers
Battle Hill
The Battle of Chippawa
Battle of Lundy's Lane
Fort Erie


War of 1812

Amherstburg Plaques

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> Posted September 8, 2012
I am struck by the absence of any mention of Caldwell in the bicentennial celebrations ...... the man who was Tecumseh's friend and fought with him at this last battle.

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