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Fighting Island 1838

In February 1838, a large number of poorly armed Patriots, intent on attacking Sandwich, were ferried to Fighting Island from Detroit. The insurgents were forced to retreat after a short, sharp encounter with British and Canadian militia.

Location

In Youth Centre Park, County Road 18 and Laurier Drive, La Salle - opposite Fighting Island

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: Town of La Salle

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