November 5 This day during the War of 1812

November 5, 1814 – Fort Erie, Upper Canada (Burning of Fort Erie) – On November 5, Brig. Gen. George Izard ordered that Fort Erie be abandoned and blown up. With this, the Americans gave up their only holding in Canada. After evacuating all equipment and supplies, the Americans pulled out of the fort and torched it. This would keep the British from using the fort anytime soon.

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