Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812 (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 2006 - History - 389 pages
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There have been guidebooks to military sites before, but no other book has covered the War of 1812 in its entirety. This well-illustrated updated edition covers more than 400 historic sites of the War of 1812, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the United States.

The author has used old pen and ink drawings from the last century to give a "then and now" feel to the book. Curious to know what is at the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights? Besides giving readers a detailed history of the events that occurred at the sites, the author describes what they have to offer visitors today, be it a historical plaque, historic house, or major interpretive centre.

This book is a handy tool for both travellers and historians. It remains the only book on the market offering a comprehensive guide to nearly all of the sites in our last war with the United States.


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I have not read the book. I am nonetheless grateful to the author for addressing the lesser known skirmish in November 1813 at Nanticoke. Few other sources give any information as to what happened here. I am compiling maps plotting the national historic designations in Ontario and this was one site for which I thought my only source was the HSMBC plaque. Thanks again Gilbert.
My maps including the one on Hamilton-Niagara Region can be found as links on the Wikipedia page "List of National Historic Sites of Canada."
Colin Old


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About the author (2006)

Gilbert Collins is a long-time resident of Ottawa and an amateur historian. He has travelled extensively throughout Canada and the United States for over 35 years, visiting historic sites associated with Colonial conflicts. He is working on his next book, a guidebook to the historic sites of the French and Indian War.

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