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Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site of Canada - History

Type: Document

The Battle of the Windmill in 1838 was a bloody event in the complex struggle between the "Family Compact" and the "Reformers" for control of the British colony of Upper Canada. This text provides a history of the events leading up to this confrontation.

Site: Parks Canada

Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

The Battle of the Windmill victory prevented the invasion force from the United States from cutting the St. Lawrence communication link which would have left Upper Canada open to invasion. Here is a guide for visitors indicating some of the history of this site as well as entrance fees and hours of operation.

Site: Parks Canada

The Invasion of Upper Canada

Type: Document

Upper Canada was invaded twice by Patriot forces in late 1838. In the east, a mixed force of Canadian radicals and American supporters were trapped near Prescott after an abortive attempt to seize Fort Wellington. In the west, invaders took Windsor, but were soon driven back.

Site: National Defence