Thursday, October 4, 2012

Activity In The Niagara Area

The Niagara Falls: Chronicles of our Early Settlers, has a post about the Niagara frontier, including the War of 1812 era.  A sample:

"During their withdrawal, the Americans torched the settlement of Newark, burning it to the ground. The British troops who had retreated to Burlington while the Americans occupied Queenston and Newark (Niagara on the Lake) returned to a devastated Newark and an abandoned but still standing Fort George."
"The British were outraged by the actions of the Americans."

My Howard ancestors were in the Niagara area by 1829, and possibly earlier, so I have an added interest in the area.

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