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War Of 1812-Beaver Dams
Transcript of War Of 1812-Beaver Dams
WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE BATTLE?
600 Americans with Charles Boerstler as Lieutenant Colonel
Was known for being captured and defeated at the battle of Beaver Dam Creek
450 British with James Fitzgibbon as Lieutenant
What happened during the war?
The war of 1812-Beaver Dams
Why is the battle so important and why did it happen?
When did the war occur?
after a victory at Fort George, Americans moved to attack Beaver Dams
during "see-saw" battles
on June 24, 1813
occured since Americans wanted revenge on British because of raids (sudden attacks) that defeated them
the war demolished the Americans
Laura Secord became legendary because of courage to warn British secretly
Who was Laura Secord?
was wife of James Secord who was a Loyalist
were forced to let American officers in their home
overheard Americans talking about mission to capture Fitzgibbon and destoy British post at Beaver Dams
was born in U.S. but was loyal to British and determined to protect country
decided to travel through fields and forests to hide from Americans
took 20 miles by walk
went to Decew house to warn Fitzgibbon
mixed force of Iroquois demolished Americans
forced Americans to surrender to British Lieutenant
First Nations and James Fitzgibbon claimed victory after battle