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The Militia Stood Alone


Description
Creator:
Rammage, Stuart, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Books
Description:
This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland Township of the County of Brant: the Battle at Malcolm's Mills. This battle took place on November 6, 1814 and was the final battle fought on Canadian soil during the war of 1812.

In October 1814, an invading American force under Brigadier General Duncan McArthur advanced from Detroit and raided the Thames Valley. The plan was to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara frontier. On November 6, 1814 McArthur's men encountered a group of 400 Canadian militia drawn from elements of the 1st and 2nd Norfolk, 1st Oxford, and 1st Middlesex regiments. The aim of the Canadian militia was to deflect McArthur's force back the way they had come, or to keep them busy until reinforcements arrived from Burlington Heights.

The Milita Stood Alone was written by Stuart Rammage, a native of Oakland Township, whose great-great-grandfather witnessed action with the British forces in the War of 1812.

This book was generously donated to the County of Brant Public Library by the descendants of Stuart Rammage.
Notes:
"A bi-centennial preview."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194) and index.
Publisher:
Valley Publishing
Place of Publication:
Summerland, British Columbia
Date of Original:
2000
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2012SR001 971.034 Ram
Collection:
Stuart Rammage Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0334 Longitude: -80.34967
Donor:
Generously provided by the descendants of Stuart Rammage.
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2000
Copyright Holder:
Descendants of Stuart Rammage
Recommended Citation:
Rammage, Stuart (2000). The Militia Stood Alone: Malcolm's Mills, 6 November 1814. Summerland, B.C.: Valley Publishing.
Terms of Use:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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The Militia Stood Alone


This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland Township of the County of Brant: the Battle at Malcolm's Mills. This battle took place on November 6, 1814 and was the final battle fought on Canadian soil during the war of 1812.

In October 1814, an invading American force under Brigadier General Duncan McArthur advanced from Detroit and raided the Thames Valley. The plan was to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara frontier. On November 6, 1814 McArthur's men encountered a group of 400 Canadian militia drawn from elements of the 1st and 2nd Norfolk, 1st Oxford, and 1st Middlesex regiments. The aim of the Canadian militia was to deflect McArthur's force back the way they had come, or to keep them busy until reinforcements arrived from Burlington Heights.

The Milita Stood Alone was written by Stuart Rammage, a native of Oakland Township, whose great-great-grandfather witnessed action with the British forces in the War of 1812.

This book was generously donated to the County of Brant Public Library by the descendants of Stuart Rammage.