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Author:  manderson [ Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:16 pm ]
Post subject:  French Mills

Yes, Glens.

That first battle on your T-shirt was for real even though you won't find it on a modern day map. French Mills was the target of the first raid into New York by the Glens in Nov of 1812. It's been renamed Fort Covington - in honour of the American officer who was killed at Crysler's Farm in 1813. To find it travel south-east from Cornwall, through the Akwasane Res and it's the first little town you'll come to. A historical marker is on the south side of the road where it crosses the Salmon River. No casualties for the Glens in a very successful raid by the British.

Huzzah!

Pvt Anderson

Author:  pud [ Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:09 pm ]
Post subject:  FM

Mike,

Glad you reminded me,.I started working on the French Mills story for the web's home page about 6 months ago and never returned to it. I'll finish it off tonight and then send it to you and Bill for approval.

Cheers,
Pud

Author:  Glengarry Fencible [ Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:39 pm ]
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Found some more information on the city of Fort Covington, New York on Wikipedia.

Also, some local history here.

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