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Old July 14th, 2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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Did the United States ever actually invade Canada? I was reading a review of a book and it mentioned the USA invading Canada two times. There was Detroit which was in dispute as to to whom it belonged. But I don't think that would have been an invasion so much as a battle. Other than that, I do not remember USA ever invading Canada. Please remind me?
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I did not have this knowledge, I found this link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Confederation
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Old July 14th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #3

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The USA invaded Canada in the AWI. Forget the date.

They also launched several invasions 1812-1813.

The Fenians also launched several invasions/raids into Canada. They were not officially US troops of course. But were mainly US and Irish ACW vets.
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Thank you, Edric. I do not know what AWI is but they did invade. Some history I've evidently forgotten. Thanks.

Thank you, also, Latino. I shall read that later. Hazel
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American War of Independence. Sorry. Bad habit of mine.
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What I can say is that during the war of 1812 the US was involved in fighting numerous battles against the UK/British Canada in what is now modern day Canada. I have myself had the chance to explore the grounds where the Battle of Lundys lane took place,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lundy%27s_Lane
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American War of Independence. Sorry. Bad habit of mine.
Oh, of course. I do know the wording; just never saw it used as an abbreviation and it didn't ring a bell. Thanks lots. I shall remember that. Our Revolutionary War. :-)
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Did the United States ever actually invade Canada? I was reading a review of a book and it mentioned the USA invading Canada two times. There was Detroit which was in dispute as to to whom it belonged. But I don't think that would have been an invasion so much as a battle. Other than that, I do not remember USA ever invading Canada. Please remind me?
The Americans invaded Upper Canada and burned York in 1813

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_York
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_George
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In fairness, you got your own back when you burnt the White House down the next year.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:14 PM   #10

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In fairness, you got your own back when you burnt the White House down the next year.
Oh yes, but Washington was the capitol of the US, and York was just some hick town on Lake Ontario. (still is a hick town )

And they stole the bloody Mace too!
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