The Niagara Frontier
Map courtesy of U.S. Army Office of History
Fort Erie is a stone fort on the Canadian side of the Niagara River opposite Buffalo, New York. It replaced an earlier wood and earth fort — destroyed by river ice — that the British first constructed in the 1760s after the French and Indian War.
Construction of the stone fort started in 1804, but Fort Erie is still undergoing renovation when U.S. troops attack its outlying fortifications on Nov. 28, 1812.
The Americans launch a two-pronged raid across the Niagara in advance of a full-blown invasion of Canada planned by Brigadier Gen. Alexander Smyth.
One group of 150 regular Army soldiers and 70 sailors captures and burns a small British-Canadian post and disables its cannons. Those guns pose a threat to any planned U.S. invasion across the Niagara River. A second group of 200 U.S. infantrymen have less luck destroying a bridge over Frenchman’s Creek. The axes they brought for the job either didn’t make it to shore or were left behind in the boats that did reach Canadian soil. The bridge needs to be taken out to deny the British a route for bringing up reinforcements to counter attack. A small party is left to tear up the bridge as best they can while the rest head back to the shore to be picked up..
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Nov. 26, 2012) – Afghan and coalition forces located a weapons cache and cleared four improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Nov. 25.
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Muqer District.
Afghan Uniformed Police and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Waghaz District. The cache contained grenades, three barrels of silver nitrate and two receivers.
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Shamal District.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Nov. 25, 2012) – Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents and cleared 13 improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Nov. 24.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared seven IEDs in Giro District.
A coalition airstrike killed two insurgents in Ghazni District in response to an imminent threat towards Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces.
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared three IEDs, two in Nurgaram District and one in Alingar District.
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Baraki Barak District.
Pakistani officials say a bomb blast near a minority Shi’ite religious procession has killed seven people, including at least three children, and wounded more than a dozen other people.
Authorities say the attack happened Saturday in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, located near the South Waziristan tribal region.