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Memorial Number: 35020-026
Type: Provincial Military Plaque
Location: On the grounds of the Hiram Walker Historical Museum.
Address: 254 Pitt Street West
Reference: Between Lucy and Church Streets.
Windsor, ON Photo Credit: (

This plaque was erected in 1966.

Early on December 4, 1838, a force of about 140 American
and Canadian supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie crossed
the river from Detroit and landed about one mile east of
here. After capturing and burning a nearby militia barracks,
they took possession of Windsor. In this vicinity they
were met and routed by a force of some 130 militiamen
commanded by Colonel John Prince. Four of the invaders
taken prisoner were executed summarily by order of Colonel
Prince. This action caused violent controversy in both
Canada and the United States. The remaining captives
were tried and sentenced at London, Upper Canada. Six
were executed, eighteen transported to a penal colony in
Tasmania and sixteen deported.

Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario