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Butler's Rangers

Butler's Rangers

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Butler's Rangers

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

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At the northeast corner of Byron and Melville streets
a block west of Ricardo Street


Coordinates: N 43 15.239 W 79 03.948

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Plaque Text

In 1777 John Butler of New York raised a force of Rangers who, with their Iroquois allies, raided the frontiers of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey throughout the American Revolutionary War. From their base at Fort Niagara they successfully maintained British military power on the frontiers and seriously threatened rebel food supplies. When Fort Niagara became overcrowded in the autumn of 1778, Butler built near here a group of barracks to house his Rangers and their families. Disbanded in June 1784, they were among the first Loyalists to settle in the Niagara peninsula.

Related Ontario plaque
Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796

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