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Raid on Gananoque 1812

Raid on Gananoque 1812

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Raid on Gananoque 1812

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Town of Gananoque
On the south side of King Street
just east of the Gananoque River bridge

Coordinates: N 44 19.656 W 76 09.872


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Plaque Text

On September 21, 1812, a United States force of some 200 regulars and militia under Capt. Benjamin Forsyth attacked Gananoque. The village was an important forwarding point for supplies moving up the St. Lawrence from Montreal to Kingston and was garrisoned by a detachment of the 2nd Leeds Militia under Col. Joel Stone. After a spirited resistance, Stone withdrew his force comprising two subalterns and about forty soldiers, and the Americans seized the stores and burned the government depot. As a result of this raid, a blockhouse was begun in Gananoque the following month and completed in 1813.

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> Posted June 1, 2012
I'm writing an essay on the War of 1812. I've been SEARCHING and SEARCHING for just a simple, brief summary on the Raid of Gananoque just like this. You've put my laborious web surfing to bay, thanks! :)

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