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Battle of York

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1812 - Part 4: The Battle of York.mp4

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The Capture of York (April 1813)

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History project- The battle of York and the burning of Washington DC

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Battle Stack: The Battle of Bosworth (York vs Lancaster - War of the Roses)

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Battle of York (Re-enactment Performers)

The Battle of York was fought on April 27, 1813, in York, the capital of the colonial province of Upper Canada, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. An American force supported by a naval flotilla landed on the lake shore to the west and advanced against the town, which was defended by an outnumbered force of regulars, militia and Ojibway natives under the overall command of Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.
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  • Background 

  • Prelude 

  • Battle 

  • Surrender 

  • Aftermath 

  • Later attacks 

  • Legacy