Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: [WarOf1812] Burlington Beach, Kings Head Inn, Natural Outlet, Brant's House

Expand Messages
  • Warren Hill
    I am also very interested in this event. I believe it happened not too long after the attack at York. I believe that the Voltigeurs may have been in the
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 16, 2001
      I am also very interested in this event. I believe it happened not too
      long after the attack at York. I believe that the Voltigeurs may have
      been in the area, if not in the battle associated with this incursion.
      Please let me know any details you may have as well.

      Thanks,
      Warren Hill

      fredbriggs@... wrote:
      >
      > I'm a new member to this group. I'm making a video on the history of
      > Burlington Beach, now called Hamilton Beach, and I'm appealing for
      > help with some of my research.
      >
      > First I'm looking for everything I can find about the King's Head Inn
      > or Government House at the carrying place at the southern end of the
      > beach strip at the western end of Lake Ontario (I have Mrs. Simcoe's
      > diary), it's original construction and any modification before the
      > 1813 American attack and burning.
      >
      > Secondly I'm looking for details about the May 10-11th, 1813, attack
      > on the building by the American forces. All I have is a brief report
      > by Samuel Hatt included in C. M. Johnson's "The Head of the Lake",
      > and many questions.
      >
      > Third, The American landing on July 29th, 1813, at the natural outlet
      > of Little Lake at the north end of the beach strip, and the
      > destruction of a small fortification there.
      >
      > And lastly, an incident, possibly at the same time, in which the
      > Americans broke the windows of Chief Joseph Brant's home. (Brant was
      > long dead but I don't even know if his widow and family were there or
      > on the Grand River at that time.) All I know is I read something
      > about this a few years ago, but can't find it now.
      >
      > Can anybody help me with any of this?
      >
      > By the way, the web site for the video is
      > http://members.home.com/fredbriggs
      >
      > Fred Briggs
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
      > ADVERTISEMENT
      > [Click Here!]
      >
      >
      > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds
      > of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
      > THOUSANDS of square miles...
      >
      > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.