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CNHS - Butler's Rangers - Rangers de Butler - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 43° 15.237 W 079° 03.950
17T E 657001 N 4790832
Quick Description: In 1777 John Butler of New York raised a force of Rangers who took part in raids on American soil throughout the American Revolutionary War. Recrutés par John Butler, les Rangers attaquèrent les frontières de New-York durant la Révolution américaine.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/20/2014 2:19:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMMH06
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
Butler's Rangers
In 1777 John Butler of New York raised a force of Rangers who, with their Iroquois allies, raided the frontiers of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey throughout the American Revolutionary War. From their base at Fort Niagara they successfully maintained British military power on the frontiers and seriously threatened rebel food supplies. When Fort Niagara became overcrowded in the autumn of 1778, Butler built near here a group of barracks to house his rangers and their families. Disbanded in June 1784, they were among the first Loyalists to settle in the Niagara peninsula
Rangers de Butler
Recrutés par John Butler, les Rangers attaquèrent avec leurs alliés iroquois les frontières de New-York, de la Pennsylvanie et du New-Jersey durant la Révolution américaine. Stationnés au fort Niagara, les Rangers maintinrent la puissance militaire britannique sur ces frontières. A l'automne de 1778, Butler érigea près d'ici des baraques pour loger ses Rangers ainsi que leurs familles. Une fois démobilisés, en juin 1784, les Rangers furent parmi les premiers loyalistes à s'établir dans la péninsule de Niagara. avec leurs alliés iroquois les frontières de New-York, de la Pennsylvanie et du New-Jersey durant la Révolution américaine. Stationnés au fort Niagara, les Rangers maintinrent la puissance militaire britannique sur ces frontières. A l'automne de 1778, Butler érigea près d'ici des baraques pour loger ses Rangers ainsi que leurs familles. Une fois démobilisés, en juin 1784, les Rangers furent parmi les premiers loyalistes à s'établir dans la péninsule de Niagara.
Classification: National Historic Event

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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