Site of 1812 war subterfuge

Canada.com
By Natalie Taylor, For The Star July 14, 2012

The scene of important events in the War of 1812, the Baby House, now Windsor’s Community Museum, 254 Pitt St. W., will celebrate the 200th anniversary of The War of 1812 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

In 1812, the Baby House had a clear view of the Detroit River; the far shore had a clear view of the Baby House. Gen. Isaac Brock took advantage of this opportunity to march his troops out to the river repeatedly to convince the Americans on the opposite shore that the British contingent was stronger than it really was. The trick worked.

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