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Fort Wellington

Fort Wellington

Photo by Rick Mason - Posted September, 2012

Fort Wellington

Photo by contributor Roger Taguchi - Posted July, 2014

Fort Wellington

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Town of Prescott
At the visitor centre at
Fort Wellington National Historic Site
on King Street East (Road 2)
2 blocks east of Edward Street South (Road 18)

Coordinates: N 44 42.783 W 75 30.625


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Plaque Text

The first Fort Wellington was erected on this site during the War of 1812 to shelter British regular troops and Canadian Militia defending the vital St. Lawrence River transportation route. In February 1813 these soldiers crossed the ice to capture Ogdensburg, N.Y. When rebellion threatened Upper Canada in 1838 the fort was in ruins. Construction had scarcely begun on the present fort in 1838 when a band of Canadian rebels and American sympathizers attacked; they were defeated nearby at the Battle of the Windmill by troops assembled at the fort.

Another plaque at this location
Fort Wellington

Related Ontario plaques
Capture of Ogdensburg
The Battle of the Windmill



Prescott Plaques

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