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Fort Wellington

Fort Wellington

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Fort Wellington

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Fort Wellington

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

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

Coordinates: N 44 42.776 W 75 30.510


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Plaque Text

Constructed in 1812 and 1813 under direction of Lieutenant Colonels Thomas Pearson and George R.J. Macdonell, as the main post for the defence of the communication between Kingston and Montreal, and named Fort Wellington, in honour of the victory gained at Salamanca, 22nd July, 1812. Here Lieutenant Colonel G.R.J. Macdonell assembled the force that took Ogdensburg, 22nd February, 1813. Here also Lieutenant Colonel Plomer Young assembled the troops engaged in repelling the invasion at the Windmill, 11th-13th November, 1838.

Another plaque at this location
Fort Wellington

Related Ontario plaques
Capture of Ogdensburg
The Battle of the Windmill



Prescott Plaques

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