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  Battle of York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Death of General Pike at the Battle of York.
The Battle of York was a battle of the War of 1812 on April 27, 1813, at York, Upper Canada, which was later to become Toronto, Ontario.
The Americans pillaged and burned York, and captured supplies meant for use on Lake Erie and the Detroit frontier.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of York
Battle of Queenston Heights Conflict War of 1812 Date October 13, 1812 Place Near Queenston, Ontario Result British victory The Battle of Queenston Heights was a battle of the War of 1812 on October 13, 1812 between the Americans led by Stephen Van Rensselaer and the British led by Isaac...
The Battle of Fort George was a battle fought during the War of 1812, in which the Americans captured the British fort on western Lake Ontario.
The Battle of Stoney Creek was a battle fought on June 6, 1813 during the War of 1812 near Stoney Creek, Ontario.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-York   (1357 words)

  
 The battle of York during the War of 1812   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ned Myers was again at the battle, and related the events, including the destruction of the gun powder magazine, which the British had exploded as they took flight from Fort York.
York was occupied for 3 days, during which time the ship, Sir Isaac Brock, was burned and the Duke of Gloucester was captured.
The U.S. vessels and troops left York on May 1st and proceeded to Fort George at the mouth of the Niagara River.
www.hamilton-scourge.city.hamilton.on.ca /york.htm   (302 words)

  
 WNYC - Reading Room: The Battle for New York
By 1776, New York felt comfortable and familiar to them, offering the perfect mix of urban and rural pleasures: a cosmopolitan town with a full schedule of glittering social events either at the fine houses and taverns or at the exquisite country estates a short carriage ride to the north.
When the ministry in London dispatched the British fleet and the army to New York during the summer of 1776, it was on the assumption that the city and its environs were full of loyalists ready and waiting to hand the city over to the king's forces.
Because both sides remained focused on New York, even as engagements unfolded elsewhere, the ongoing battle for the city helps clarify the major turning points of the American Revolution, from Trenton and Saratoga to Yorktown and beyond-to the final departure of British forces from the United States in 1783.
www.wnyc.org /books/6162   (2214 words)

  
 Reviews | Battle For New York by Barnet Schecter
The pivotal role New York played in the Revolutionary War is often overlooked and, in particular, so is the Battle of Brooklyn.
The disorganized, drawn-out fight (which was called the Battle of Long Island at the time) was the first major engagement ever conducted by an organized American army -- Lexington and Bunker Hill were little more than militia skirmishes -- and the largest battle of the entire war.
As for the Battle of Brooklyn, it started as a chance encounter between some (possibly drunk) American sentries and British and Hessian troops in a watermelon patch near today's 5th Avenue and 36th street, and quickly developed into a major engagement consisting of some 30,000 troops covering the whole of Brooklyn.
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 battle of york and information on the the battle of york   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Americans pillaged and burned the city, during the battle of york, and captured supplies meant for use on Lake Erie and the Detroit frontier.
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 The Battle for New York - Barnet Schecter - Penguin Group (USA)
It is impossible to understand the relationship between the major battles of the American revolution—the logic of how the eight-year war unfolded, the grand strategies of both sides-without understanding New York’s pivotal role as the hub of the war.
New York's economy, meanwhile, was in the depths of a post-war depression: When the military contracts and British soldiers disappeared, the boom years of the 1750's came to an end.
New York inherited the richness of its urban culture from 17th century Amsterdam, which was one of Europe's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities because it sheltered a wide array of religious dissidents fleeing Spanish oppression in the southern provinces of the Netherlands.
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 Yorktown Artillery 1781
While this may be the case for many of the battles, the Siege of Yorktown was primarily an exchange of artillery fire, waged at long range and relatively few direct troop confrontations.
The exact number of artillery pieces used by the British and the Allies during the siege is unknown.
During the Battle of Yorktown, the French gunners used hot shot to set afire and sink the British Frigate HMS Charon and two transports.
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 The Battle for New York Walking Tour
On the church itself--a New York Landmark built in 1848--a plaque on the right side of the façade explains that the congregation was formed in 1654 and built the first church here in 1663.
You are now on Battle Hill, the high ground on the American right wing where Stirling dispatched Parsons and Atlee and the patriots made their best stand of the day.
Washington’s brilliant retreat after the Battle of Long Island is commemorated by a bronze plaque on a boulder at the edge of the sidewalk.
www.thebattlefornewyork.com /walking_tour.php   (9304 words)

  
 Battle of York
The Battle of York occurred on 27 April 1813 in York, Upper Canada, when the American army landed on the west side of Fort York in what is now Toronto, Ontario.
Fort York was under the command of Major General Roger Shaeffe and he had 600 troops of which half were local militia and Indians.
The Battle of York was an important American victory, which caused a major disruption of the British supply lines to the west.
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 Battle of York: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Battle of York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battle of York: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Battle of York
When Sheaffe realized he couldn't stop the Americans he blew up the hundreds of barrels of gunpowder in the fort and set fire to the HMS Sir Isaac Brock, which was being constructed in the harbour.
Although this allowed for the success at the Battle of Lake Erie later in 1813, the attack also helped provoked the burning of Washington, D.C. in 1814.
www.encyclopedian.com /ba/Battle-of-York.html   (293 words)

  
 New York Battle Flags - NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
The Battle Flag Preservation Project is a joint effort with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Thanks to the support of Governor George E. Pataki and the New York State Legislature beginning in 2000, efforts to protect a precious part of New York's legacy are now underway.
The New York State Battle Flag Collection includes two flank markers carried by the 65th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /historic/btlflags/btlflagsindex.htm   (342 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ketchum uses New York City as the backdrop to describe the events that ultimately led to war, beginning with British Prime Minister Walpole's policy of "salutary neglect" (i.e., the Colonies were best served by avoiding war, encouraging trade, and keeping taxes low)...
This, as Barnet Schecter's brilliant history, "The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution", is an undeserved slight to New York.
Schecter appropriately emphasizes the Battle of Brooklyn (or the Battle of Long Island) and how Washington's strategic (and lucky) evacuation across the East River and through Manhattan turned the tide of the war: the war could've been over then and there had Washington's army been captured.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0802713742   (1381 words)

  
 Battle for New York, (The), by Barnet Schecter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first battle was at Lexington and the Last was at Yorktown, but Schecter argues forcefully that New York City was the hub — and that that is how George Washington and the British high command thought of it.
The struggle for control of New York was by far the largest military venture of the Revolutionary War, involving almost every significant participant on both sides — from General Washington Howe to Nathan Hale, and Benedict Arnold to George Washington.
He then moved to New York City to study sculpture full-time at the NY Studio School in Greenwich Village.
www.bhny.com /nystate/ny212.html   (234 words)

  
 The Battle of York Continues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was not an issue of class, race, gender or political orientation but a surge of pent-up frustration by York university faculty and students over the history of abuse committed by President Lorna Marsden.
There is a history of York supporting Israeli interests on campus at the expense of other groups and it was no surprise that Marsden travelled to Israel recently to garner more financial support for the university.
i hated york when i visited, i thought it cared very little for the students and was in many ways manipulating the univeristy system… i felt they tried to suppress free thought and that many faculty members were preached to, told to teach certain things while avoiding other “sensitive topics”...
judy.gnn.tv /users/user.php?bid=3582&r=1   (1022 words)

  
 American Fruit Grower: New York's uphill battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NEW YORK'S agriculture industry, like most others, was dramatically affected by the events of Sept. 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism.
Along with Assemblyman Magee, members of the New York State Horticultural Society, as well as the New York State Apple Association, told tales of how their markets were suffering, although the outlooks for the future were different.
Although New York did not experience anything near the problems of southwest Michigan last year (which contributed to a severe fire blight epidemic), late-season storms put growers in a bad position, regardless of prices.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3824/is_200201/ai_n9056235   (1035 words)

  
 Battle of York -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
British General (Click link for more info and facts about Roger Sheaffe) Roger Sheaffe saw the Americans coming, but was unsure of their landing spot; the fleet landed west of York on April 27.
Sheaffe then retreated, leaving the York (Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army) militia to surrender.
Although the captured supplies allowed for the success at the (Click link for more info and facts about Battle of Lake Erie) Battle of Lake Erie later in 1813, the attack also helped provoke the burning of (Click link for more info and facts about Washington, D.C.) Washington, D.C. in 1814.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_york.htm   (564 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Battle for New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
After the commencement of hostilities in 1776, New York being situated near the centre of the colonial sea-board, and readily accessible from the sea, was selected by the enemy as a principal point for their future operations.
Schecter's focus in the first half of the book on the battles in and near New York City, and in the second half of the book his arguments, generally convincing, that New York City was always important to the strategy of both sides.
Schecter has some interesting things to say about the Battles of Brooklyn, Harlem Heights, etc. While not downplaying the strategic errors made by the rebel forces, the author is persuasive when he makes his point that these battles were not quite as one-sided as they have been portrayed in the past.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0802713742?v=glance   (2904 words)

  
 Battle for New York, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"The Battle for New York is a long-overdue reminder of New York City's pivotal role in the winning of American independence — first as the backdrop for some of the heaviest fighting of the Revolutionary War, and then, during seven difficult years of enemy occupation, as a key element in the strategies of both sides."
However, as Barnet Schecter reveals in his stirring narrative, far from furnishing a key to the colonies, New York proved to be the fatal albatross that strangled the British war effort.
Yet the contest for New York was by far the largest military venture of the Revolutionary War; it involved almost every significant participant in the war on both sides; and there can be little doubt that during this campaign, the fate of America hung in the balance on several occasions.
www.bhny.com /nystate/ny182.html   (555 words)

  
 Arizona Daily Wildcat - The battle for New York City - Thursday March 27, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I had thought of my trip to New York (my third one in a year), as a way to forget about school, work, and all the things I have to worry about here in Tucson.
My best friend, who lives in New York, took us to Remote Lounge, a club that was once on "Sex in the City." Each table comes equipped with a camera and a video screen, where you can channel over to any other table and check out its occupants.
Maybe we shouldn't forget that New York City is the closest thing we have to an American front in the war.
wildcat.arizona.edu /papers/96/120/04_5.html   (1008 words)

  
 American History - F.D.N.Y.: Brothers in Battle (New York)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
March into battle against "Johnny Reb" and relive the horror of the deadliest war in American history from the perspective of the men whose blood was spilled narrated by Home Improvement's Richard...
Examine the thorny, many-sided battle that is being fought in America's first national park, and how its outcome may affect the course of conservation nationwide.
From the Continental Congress to the battle to protect it from the ravages of time, this is a riveting account of the document upon which American society rests.
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 Battle Of York Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Daily News Record: The gloves come off in Gloversville battle. (New York State glove manufacturer Swany USA Corp. in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(New York State glove manufacturer Swany USA Corp. in dispute with textile workers union over unfair labor practices)
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (FNS) -- When Swany USA Corp., the U.S. arm of the largest Japanese glove manufacturer, accepted a New York State package of incentives to move its business to this sleepy upstate town in September 1987, it did so to make gloves, not war.
But before the paint was dry on the glove manufacturer's new headquarters, the incentives were gone and a local union was holding the manufacturer up as an example of the state's incentives program gone awry.
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 New York State Test Prep Social Studies 5 (grade 4) Revolutionary War in NY
He could have totally destroyed the Patriot army during this series of battles, but because of Washington's skill, courage, and the inspiration that he gave his troops, they got out of the "trap" and went on to win the war.
After capturing New York City, the British did chase Washington and his troops for a while through New Jersey, and then both sides settled down in their winter headquarters.
The battle plan was to have three different generals come from different directions and overtake Albany.
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 The Battle of York Continues: Part IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While students have consistently raised concerns about the hijacking of student space on campus, the administrative powers that be have continued to ignore their duty to the students at York University.
As tensions grew, the Canadian recruitment officers, along with the help of York Security, were forced to dismantle their table.
Currently, the YFS are in the process of compiling a list of employers that may or may not be in the best interest of the student body and plan to consult the university’s administration.
judy.gnn.tv /blogs/9626/The_Battle_of_York_Continues_Part_IV   (871 words)

  
 Battle of New York 1776
He was given instruction by the Continental Congress that allowed him to withdraw from New York.
The next day, a brief skirmish took place at Harlem Heights that became known as the Battle of Harlem.
In this brief battle, several hundred British light infantry were badly mauled by Colonel Thomas Knowlton's Connecticut regiment.
www.multied.com /revolt/ny2.html   (488 words)

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