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War of 1812 - Part Three: "So Awful a Night..."

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War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary, but not well understood, conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated for all time the dream of an independent Native nation.

Part Three: "So Awful a Night..."
The Niagara frontier and the St. Lawrence Valley are protected. French-Canadian troops, including a detachment of Voltigeurs under De Salaberry, repel an American attack at Lacolle. British and American ships are locked in a stalemate on Lake Ontario. Wilkinson descends the St. Lawrence River. Hampton moves his troops north from Plattsburg. The American advance is repulsed at the Battles of Châteauguay and Crysler's Farm. The 104th regiment marches from Fredericton to Kingston. By the end of 1813, much of Canada has been laid waste by war but continues to resist the invaders. New England discusses secession. The year 1814 is marked by tragic and bloody clashes.

1998, 45 min 57 s

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