Re: [WarOf1812] Burlington Beach, Kings Head Inn, Natural Outlet, Brant's House
- 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.
> 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
> Fred Briggs
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