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Forsyth's Raid 1813

Forsyth's Raid 1813

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Forsyth's Raid 1813

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The City of Brockville
At the foot of Apple Street
south of Water Street West

Coordinates: N 44 35.228 W 75 41.035


Plaque Text

On the night of February 6-7, 1813, Major Benjamin Forsyth of the United States Army, with a detachment of regulars and militia numbering about 200 men, crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River from Morristown, N.Y. and attacked Brockville. The village was garrisoned by a company of Leeds Militia who, taken by surprise, could offer no resistance. The invaders released prisoners from the jail, took a quantity of arms, horses and cattle, and carried off a number of residents. The resentment aroused by this raid led to the successful British attack on Ogdensburg, N.Y., February 22, 1813.

Related Ontario plaque
Capture of Ogdensburg 1813

War of 1812

Brockville Plaques

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