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Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)

Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Amherstburg
At the entrance to Fort Malden National Historic Site
on Laird Avenue South near Elm Avenue


Coordinates: N 42 06.481 W 83 06.740

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Plaque Text

The post was begun by the Royal Canadian Volunteers in 1796 to replace Detroit and to maintain British influence among the western Indians. As the principal defense of the Detroit frontier in 1812, it was here that Isaac Brock gathered his forces for the attack on Detroit. The next year with supply lines cut and control of Lake Erie lost to the Americans, the British could not hold the fort, which they evacuated and burned. Partially rebuilt by the invading Americans, it was returned on 1 July 1815 to the British, who maintained a frontier garrison here until 1851.


Other plaques mentioning Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812
The Battle of Queenston Heights
The Capture of Detroit
The Francois Baby House
Hull's Landing 1812
The Long Point Settlement
Port Stanley
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851
War of 1812

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