18 October 2014
Battle of Cook's Mills, 18 & 19 Oct 1814.
Last Battle on Canadian soil in War of 1812
Drummond sent about 750 men under Lt. Col. Christopher Meyers of the 100th Reg't
to protect Cook's Mills. Americans took Cook's Mills and burned about 200 bushels of wheat.
Americans withdrew back to Ft. Erie. They blew up the Fort on 5 Nov and retired to the
Thus ended the fighting along the Niagara. "The campaign represented strategic success.
The final American attempt to invade Canada had failed" '1812' by Jon Latimer, page 344
As mentioned earlier the convoy carrying the Canadian Contingent was greeted by British
Lt. General EAH Alderson. "Weeks of foul weather turns the training area of Salisbury Plain
into a quagmire
1 Nov 1914
HMS Good Hope and other ships are destroyed by Germany's Asiatic Squadron off
'Everyone expected a short war but in a short time the slaughter was unexpected with
hundreds of thousands killed and maimed in the opening months.
Ref; WW1 Canada's Ultimate Story. Canadian Legion Magazine.
As I write this post the War of 1812 is winding down and WW1 is cranking up.
These two historical events are nearly exactly 100 years apart! Year 2014 ??