Monday, 22 June 2020

vignettes canadien

Helpful in the extreme but at a more sensible pace as not to turn her journey into Marathon and not live to be a nonagenarian, on this day in 1813, Laura Secord (*1775 – †1868) undertook a mission of walking some thirty-two kilometres (twenty miles) from her home on the Niagara escarpment to warn British and Mohawk troops at their outpost at Beaver Dams of news of a planned sneak attack by the American forces. Thanks to this intelligence, the British and First Nations allied forces were able to repel the invasion in this pivot battle of the War of 1812 and hold the territory.