|DRIVING A COW BEFORE HER, LAURA SECORD PASSED THE AMERICAN SENTRIES.|
Laura Secord was a Canadian heroine who risked her life to warn British troops of an American ambush
during the War of 1812. Legend has it that when American soldiers billeted at her home in Ontario,
she overheard plans for a surprise attack on a local British fort. She drove a cow over twenty miles
through enemy occupied territory in order to warn Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon at Beaver Dams.
Key events during the life of Laura Secord:
||Laura Ingersoll born in Massachusetts.
||Ingersoll family moves to Canada.
||Laura marries James Secord, a British loyalist.
||War of 1812 puts Canada and the United States on a war footing.
||American soldiers billet in Secord home. She learns of plans for an attack.
||Laura walks over 20 miles through, passing through American troops to warn the British.
||Recognized by Prince of Wales.
||Died in Canada.
|Story Links||Book Links|
|Story of Laura Secord in
||Our Empire Story by H. E. Marshall|
Driving a cow before her, Laura Secord passed the American sentries.
in Our Empire Story
||Husband of Laura and soldier in the British army.
||British commander at Beaver Dams.