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Fort Henry, Ontario, is a National Historic Site of Canada. Fort Henry aerial photo, 1920 Fort Henry is located in Kingston, Ontario on a point of land near the mouth of the Cataraqui River where it flows into the Saint Lawrence River at the upper end of the Thousand Islands. ...


Fort Henry, Virginia, is a fort situated near present day Wheeling, West Virginia. Fort Fincastle was built in 1774 at Wheeling, which was then part of the state of Virginia. ... Wheeling is a city located in West Virginia, in the United States. ...


Fort Henry was an earthen fort on the Tennessee River in Stewart County, Tennessee, site of the 1862 Battle of Fort Henry in the American Civil War. The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. ... Stewart County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... 1862 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... --204. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...


Should not be confused with Fort McHenry. Fort McHenry Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Fort McHenry is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from the British navy. ...


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Fort Henry (264 words)
Fort Henry, KINGSTON, Ont, was originally built during the WAR OF 1812 on Point Henry, beside Lake Ontario, to guard the outlet to the St Lawrence River and the Kingston Navy Yards.
The strategic importance of the location increased after the completion of the RIDEAU CANAL, which provided a military supply route between Montréal, Bytown [Ottawa] and Kingston; the fortress was rebuilt between 1832 and 1837, the better to defend the end of the canal most vulnerable to American attack.
Today, Fort Henry, a major attraction in a city that boasts many fine old buildings, is restored to its mid-1860 appearance, and houses refurnished buildings and a museum of military arms and equipment.
Story of Fort Henry (2282 words)
On the west side of the Fort outside of it was a never-failing spring of pure, limpid water.
An attack on Fort Henry, planned in 1781, was abandoned for some unknown reason; and a contemplated attack in the summer of 1782, was thwarted.
It was during the second siege that the ammunition ran low in the fort and a volunteer, Elizabeth Zane, sister of Ebenezer Zane,13 ran to the cabin and returned under fire with a supply of powder, thus doing her part toward defense, and furnishing the background for a much-repeated story of pioneer days.
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