Impulsive Ambush - Attaque Impulsive - Charlottetown, PEI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 13.929 W 063° 07.484
20T E 490382 N 5119849
Quick Description: In 1775, privateers from the American Colonies launched an attack on Charlottetown, their first on foreign soil. En 1775, des corsaires des colonies américaines lancent une attaque contre Charlottetown, leur première en sol étranger.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Date Posted: 5/27/2020 11:54:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM12H2E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

In 1775, privateers from the American Colonies launched their first attack on foreign soil. Disobeying the orders of General George Washington, these respected Captains descended on an unsuspecting, unarmed Charlotte Town. Reckless and ravenous they plundered on a whim, robbing the town of its winter supplies and kidnapping two of its most important citizens: acting governor Phillips Callbeck and surveyor Thomas Wright. Annoyed by their conduct, Washington demoted the Captains and freed the captives — but kept the spoils of the raid.

Stolen Seal

The Island’s emblematic silver seal was among the treasures taken by the American raiders. The seal was never recovered and its whereabouts remain unknown to this day.

Inscription sur la plaque:

En 1775, des corsaires des colonies américaines lancent leur première attaque en sol étranger. Désobéissant aux ordres du général George Washington, ces capitaines respectés descendent sur une Charlotte Town insouciante et non armée. Féroces et sans scrupules, ils pillent sur un coup de tête, volent les fournitures d'hiver de la ville et enlèvent
deux de ses citoyens les plus importants : le gouverneur intérimaire Phillips Callbeck et l'arpenteur Thomas Wright. Agacé par leur conduite, Washington rétrograde les capitaines et libère les prisonniers — mais il conserve le butin de l'attaque.

Le sceau volé

Le sceau emblématique en argent de l'île figure parmi les trésors emportés par les attaquants américains. Le sceau n'a jamais été retrouvé.
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
American Revolution


Adress of the monument:
On Water Street at Queen Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada


What was the role of this site in revolution?:
Attack of Charlottetown by privateers from the American Colonies. Attaque de Charlottetown par des corsaires des colonies américaines.


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Who placed this monument?: The City of Charlottetown

When was this memorial placed?: Not listed

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