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War of 1812

War of 1812

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

War of 1812

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Port Dover, in a park on the corner of
Main Street (Highway 6) and Park Street

Coordinates: N 42 47.175 W 80 12.171


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Plaque Text

Major General Isaac Brock with 40 men of His Majesty's 41st Regiment and 260 of the York, Lincoln, Oxford and Norfolk militia, set out from Port Dover on the 8th August, 1812, to relieve the invaded western frontier. His brilliant capture of Hull's army at Detroit with a much smaller force saved this province to the Empire and made Brock The Hero of Upper Canada.

Related Ontario plaque
War of 1812 Shipwrecks

Other plaques mentioning Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812
The Battle of Queenston Heights
The Capture of Detroit
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
The Francois Baby House
Hull's Landing 1812
The Long Point Settlement
Port Stanley
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851


War of 1812

Port Dover Plaques

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> Posted June 18, 2011
One plaque that should be added to "related plaques" is the Ontario provincial plaque in Dover honouring Robert Nichol, Quartermaster-General of Militia. Brock stayed in Nichol's house when in Dover, and Nichol was in charge of assembling boats for the voyage west (although he actually dedicated the task.) [Editor's Response: Thanks. Done.]

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