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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day In History ► The British Army Sends 'Merkin Army Packing

To all my Hamilton and Canadian friends: On this day 199 years ago the British Army made a night raid upon the 'Merkin army. The Brits had overestimated the 'Merkin presence, so had more than enough numbers in this War of 1812 battle to send those MoFos back to where they came from. The Battle of Stoney Creek was over in less than an hour and it preserved Upper Canada for the British. This was the turning point in the war and the Brits went on to set the White House ablaze the following year. Nyah nyah!!!

BTW: When I was growing up in Detroit, we were taught in history class that the U.S. never lost a war. Wrong. Nyah, nyah!!!

Read more:

The Battle of Stoney Creek, Canadian Encyclopedia
Battlefield House Museum
BOOK: Strange Fatality by James E. Elliott.