The Patriot War Along the Michigan-Canada Border: Raiders and Rebels

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The soldiers and civilians who participated in the Patriot War, fought between 1837 and 1842, hoped to free Canada from supposed British tyranny, as the United States had done just over half a century before. Despite heavy losses throughout, the American and Canadian "Patriots" refused to give up their noble cause. The Patriots launched at least thirteen raids on Upper Canada from the American border states. The western front, which spanned the British colony from Ohio and Michigan in western Lake Erie and along the Detroit River, saw some of the fiercest fighting, including the failed 1838 Battle of Windsor. In the wake of this engagement, many Canadians were outraged at the retaliatory hangings, while Americans protested the transport of their kin to the Tasmanian penal colony. With stories from both sides of the border, historian Shaun J. McLaughlin recalls the triumphs and sacrifices of the doomed Patriots.
ISBN: 9781626190559
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: Military
Images: 50
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Shaun J. McLaughlin maintains history blogs on the Patriot War and on Bill Johnston, the Thousand Islands legend. A researcher, journalist and technical writer for over thirty years, with a master's degree in journalism, McLaughlin is now a semi-retired freelance writer.
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