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Beaver Dams - War of 1812

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MARTIN PLACHTA

on 5 November 2012

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Transcript of Beaver Dams - War of 1812

The Great Battle of
Beaver Dams
By:Martin Where is
Beaver Dams? Where is Beaver Dams? Beaver Dams or Mechanicsville is located in Thorold, Ontario
Today it is made up of industrial land and a cemetery for soldiers When did this battle
take place? This battle occured on June 24th, 1813
After a claimed victory at Fort George the Americans moved on to attack Beaver Dams Key Incidents The Americans retreated from Fort George
Consolidated around Fort George for a victory
Pursued British up to two outposts: Beaver Dams and Miles Creek
Decided to attack Beaver Dams
Laura Secord got to the British first to warn them
British were waiting at Beaver Dams
Americans were defeated Key People American Lieutenant British Lieutenant Captains that led the Natives Laura Secord Why did this
battle occur? info here about why americans chose to attack beaver dams image of the battle
or americans using strategy The battle of Beaver Dams occurred because the Americans' forces were depleting at Fort George from the raids
So they decided to attack Beaver Dams to try and stop the raids Outcome BEAVER DAM LAURA SECORD IS A HEROINE IN HISTORY BECAUSE OF HER ACTIONS IN THE BATTLE OF BEAVER DAM CREEK
SHE WALKED 20 MILES TO WARN THE BRITISH
SHE PASSED THROUGH AMERICAN HOSTILE TERRITORY WITHOUT BEING CAUGHT/KILLED Lieutenant-Colonel Charles G. Boerstler Known for being defeated and captured at the battle of Beaver Dam Creek James FitzGibbon
He made the battle plans when he was warned by Laura Secord that the Americans were coming
The First Nations and his force claimed a victory Captain Dominique Ducharme of the Indian Department and Captain William Johnson Kerr Captain Doinique Ducharme controlled the main force of 300 Caughnawaga aboriginals
Captain William Johnson took charge of 100 Mohawk warriors into battle Ducharme- Johnson- Because of this event the rest of the Americans at Fort George were transferred to Sakett's harbor
The Fort was left to the New York militia
The significance of this battle is the British and native Americans didn't lose Beaver Dam Creek
The 'BIG PICTURE' is that the British or First Nations did not lose Beaver Dam Creek and the Americans forces than became really weak
The battle was so important because it totally demolished the Americans forces at Fort George HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY PREZI :)
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