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Guns Across the River: The Battle of the Windmill, 1838
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Guns Across the River: The Battle of the Windmill, 1838 (Paperback)

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The story of the 1838 American invasion of Canada at Prescott by the "Patriot Hunters", a secret terrorist organization. This book explores the background of the political unrest in Canada and the rise of the "Patriot Hunters" on the American side of the border. One of the most ambitious expeditions was the attack in November 1838, when 250 members of the "Patriot Hunters", armed to the teeth, sailed down the St Lawrence River and landed near Prescott, Ontario, where they occupied a stone windmill. It took five days of bloody fighting by British regular troops and Canadian militia to crush this invasion and capture the invaders. The prisoners were taken to Fort Henry at Kingston, where there was a mass trial, resulting in 11 executions and 40 deportations to Australian penal colonies. It describes the comic-opera Hunter flotilla that sailed down the St Lawrence and gives a detailed, minute-by-minute reconstruction of the military action, told from both sides.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWar & defence operationsBattles & campaignsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/05/2001 ISBN-13: 9781862271609  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The author: (Location: Canada) is the distinguished and much published historian. His Where Right and Glory Lead!, Merry Hearts Make Light Days, South Albertas: A Canadian Regiment at War and Field of Glory are also on the Spellmount list.

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