Ontario Visual Heritage Project

Introduction

Simcoe's Plan

War of 1812

Moravians

Baldoon Mystery

A Place of Refuge

Dresden

Elgin Settlement

Talbot Road

Bothwell's Boom

Civil War

Conclusion

Chatham-Kent Museum

In 1812, war broke out between the United States and British North America. There are a variety of reasons as to why the war occurred. Regardless of motive, one of the first settlements to fall to the Americans was the Baldoon Settlement.

Baldoon was created as a refuge for Scottish settlers facing economic difficulties in their native highlands. However the site chosen by Lord Selkirk turned out to be a swamp. Many of the settlers died of swamp fever and malaria. Even the sheep were not spared from the seemingly unending bad luck of Baldoon

The Americans did not stop at Baldoon, and continued their march up the Thames, hot on the heels of Tecumseh and the retreating British...

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