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United Empire Loyalists

United Empire Loyalists

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

United Empire Loyalists

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The City of Cornwall
At Cornwall Public Library on the northwest corner of
Second Street East and Sydney Street


Coordinates: N 45 01.135 W 74 43.618

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Plaque Text

The United Empire Loyalists played a prominent role in the development of this country. In particular, the officers and men of the Royal Highland Emigrants, the King's Royal Regiment of New York, the Loyal Rangers and the King's Rangers, displayed unswerving fidelity in defence of the city and province of Québec during the American War of Independence (1775-83). In later years, they subdued the wilderness to create new homes and to lay the foundations of the province of Upper Canada.

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Posted October 13, 2013
With all due Respect the UEL Plaque as shown is the 1981 plaque. The original 1934 UEL plaque is at the Wood House Museum in Cornwall.
William E Beattie




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