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Monday July 16th, 2012

Posted at 12:15pm

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On July 16th, 1812, there was a Skirmish at River Canard between the Americans and the British.

The first recorded casualty of the war occurred when the opposing forces first clashed south of Sandwich at the bridge over the River Canard. The Americans, under the command of Colonel Cass, advanced, and threw the British back from the last natural obstacle before Amherstburg.

A detachment of British soldiers defended the bridge. Lacking support and supplies, the Americans retreated.

On July 25th, at Turkey Creek, Native Warriors, allies of the British, ambushed some American soldiers, resulting in the death of 4 American soldiers, and the retreat of the Americans back to Sandwich.

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