The Attack on York, 1813

On April 27th, 1813, the US launched an amphibious assault on the main British port of York on the Great Lakes. The British were unprepared for the assault but did launch a counterattack destroying the main magazine and causing 200 American casualties before they themselves had to withdraw due to a lack of personnel. It was a heavy blow to lose the dockyard and stores that York provided the fleet on the Great Lakes.

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by Stephen Luscombe