Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pre-War Niagara Area

Fort Chippawa - Pre-War In The Niagara Area [Source]

From Richardson's War of 1812:...:

The settlement proper of the country (Canada, near Queenstown Heights) dates from the close of the Revolutionary war, when the disbanded soldiers of Butler's Rangers and other United Empire Loyalists took up grants of land on the banks of the river. At the mouth of the river there soon grew up the town of Niagara (Newark), opposite Fort Niagara, at that time and until 1796 in the hands of the British.

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