Impulsive Ambush - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 13.934 W 063° 07.485
20T E 490380 N 5119858
Quick Description: The photo of George Washington is present on this information panel located in Charlottetown. The panel explains that in 1775, privateers from the American Colonies attacked Charlottetown and in doing so disobeyed the President's orders.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Date Posted: 5/27/2020 12:49:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM12H2H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 2

Long Description:
Inscription on the information panel:

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.

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At the corner of Queen and Water Streets
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada

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