Guns Across the River: The Battle of the Windmill, 1838

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Friends of Windmill Point, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 263 pages
In 1838, seeing political unrest in Canada as an opportunity, American extremist groups invaded at several places, thinking Canadians would arise and join them to "throw off the British yoke." One of the most ambitious expeditions was the attack in November 1838 when hundreds of members of a secret organization, the Patriot Hunters, sailed down the St. Lawrence River and landed near Prescott, Ontario, where they occupied a stone windmill.It took five days of bloody fighting by British regulars and Canadian militia to defeat the invasion and capture the invaders. The prisoners were taken to Fort Henry in Kingston and tried, resulting in 11 executions and 40 deportations to Australian penal colonies. The Windmill stands today as a national historic site.The book is well illustrated with about 100 maps, archival pictures and original artwork by renowned marine artist Peter Rindlisbacher.

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Foreword
9
Windmill Point near Prescott Canada
15
The rise of the Patriot
30
Copyright

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Donald E. Graves is an internationally renowned military historian who has been described as the "master of the battlefield narrative." Among his best known books is Where Right and Glory Lead: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814, which one reviewer called "an exercise in military history at its best." See also other Donald E. Graves titles distributed by Midpoint.

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