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GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838., Graves, Donald E.  Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson.

Author Name    Graves, Donald E. Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson.

Title   GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838.

Binding   Soft Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   Reprint with minor corrections.

Publisher   Prescott Friends of Windmill Point 2002

ISBN Number    1896941214 / 9781896941219

Illustrator   Christopher Johnson, maps - marine art by Peter Rindlisbacher..

Seller ID   30170

263 pp, 8" H x 9" D. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In 1838, seeing political turbulence in Canada as an opportunity, members of a clandestine American organization, the Patriot Hunters, launched a series of attacks across the international border. The Hunters hoped to duplicate the success of the Texas rebellion two years before when their heroes Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie fought to establish a republic in northern Mexico. Destesting 'tyranny and oppression wherever manifested', they believed that all it would take was 'a good stand maintained for a short time' by Americans and then Canadians would do their own fighting to win freedom from the British yoke. The most ambitious Hunter attack was launched in November 1838 when a force of more than 500 armed men, commanded by a European soldier of fortune, set out from northern New York in a flotilla of chartered and hijacked vessels. Avoiding the naval and miitary forces of two nations, they occupied a stone windmill near Prescott, Ontario, confident that Canadians would rally to their standard. Their hopes were doomed. After five days of heavy fighting, British regulars and Canadian militia captured this 'Alamo of the North', and those invaders who survived were imprisoned in Fort Henry at Kingston and tried by court martial - eleven were executed and sixty deported to an Australian penal colony. (This book) tells the full story of this bloody but forgotten military action and the undeclared war of which it was a part. (It) traces the rise of the Patriot Hunters in the northern United States, describes their odyssey down the St. Lawrence and provide a detailed account of the five-day battle that followed. (P)acked with fascinating information about a colourful time in North American history and about the men who fought at the windmill - their personalities, tactics, weapons, uniforms, and even the songs they sang." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, slight lean to spine.

Windmill  Point,  Prescott,  Ontario,  Rebellion  1837,  New  York  Hunters,  Upper  Canada  Militia,  Battle  Of  Windmill,  Patriot  Hunters,  Niagara,  Niagara  Frontier,  Detroit,  Sackets  Harbor,  Ogdensburg,  Newport,  Dorephus  Abbey,  Sir  George  Arthur,  John  Ward  Birge,  Brockville,  Buffalo,  New  York,  Hugh  Brady,  Cape  Vincent  New  York,  Sir  John  Colborne,  Michigan,  William  H.  Draper,  Henry  Dundas,  Lord  Durham,  Edwardburgh  Township,  Flags,  Fort  Henry,  Kingston,  Fort  Wellington,  William  N.  Powell,  Richard  Duncan  Fraser,  Nathaniel  Garrow,  William  Gates,  Daniel  George,  Ogle  Gowen,  Great  Brtain,  Daniel  Heustis,  Hamilton  D.  Jessup,  William  S.  Johnson,  William  Johnston,  Johnstown,  Lake  Ontario,  Leeds  County,  Fobes  MacBean,  William  Lyon  Mackenzie,  British  Army,  Royal  Artillery,  Royal  Marines,  Millen's  Bay,  Onondaga  County,  Charles  Parker,  Navy  Island,  Rebellions,  Royal  Navy,  Williams  Sandom,  St.  Lawrence  River,  Toronto,  United  States,  Van  Diemen's  Land,  Nils  Gustav  Von  Schoultz,  War  Of  1812,  Weapons,  William  Worth,  Plomer  Young. 

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