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CNHS - Bataille-du Moulin-de-Lacolle - Battle of the Lacolle Mill - Lacolle, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 04.055 W 073° 20.628
18T E 630380 N 4991791
Quick Description: La bataille du moulin de Lacolle mit fin à la demière invasion américaine du Bas-Canada durant la Guerre de 1812. The Battle of Lacolle Mill ended the last American invasion of Lower Canada during the War of 1812.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 9/29/2014 9:45:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 3

Long Description:
Bataille-du Moulin-de-Lacolle

Battle of the Lacolle Mill

Sur ce site, le 30 mars 1814, le major R. B. Handcock, avec quelque 500 soldats du 13e régiment des Royal Marines, des canadian Fencibles, des Voltigeurs ainsi que des Indiens, a combattu vigoureusement contre 4,000 soldats américains commandés par le général Wilkinson. Epuisé par cette résistance, celui-ci se replia sur la frontière américaine. La bataille du moulin de Lacolle mit fin à la demière invasion américaine du Bas-Canada durant la Guerre de 1812.

Here, on 30 March 1814, Major R.B. Handcock and a British garrison of 500 men of the 13th Regiment Royal Marines, Canadian Fencibles, Voltigeurs and Indians withstood an attack by 4,000 American soldiers on the fortified mill. Daunted by their resistance, General James Wilkinson fell back to the American border, thus ending the last American invasion of Lower Canada during the War of 1812.

Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada Historic Site and Monuments Board of Canada

Governement du Canada - Government of Canada

Classification: National Historic Event

Province or Territory: Quebec

Location - City name/Town name: Lacolle

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: [Web Link]

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