Overview of the war in the Western Corridor
The Western Corridor Alliance is connected through some common people, places and events of the War of 1812. These include British General Brock, as he travelled the area in pursuit of the enemy; and the journey of American General McArthur took him on a large loop of the area, raiding settlements along the way. The critical use of the Grand River watershed and its connection to the Thames River as the transportation routes for the region. Many of the volunteers for the British militia were recruited from this region.
This Alliance focuses on the trails, both on land and water, which were used to transport men and supplies for the war. There is also a commonality in the stories, as most of the mills in the region were burned during this time and although there were not many substantial battles in this area the rural people were deeply affected by these attacks, as they were not restricted to military sites, but included the burning of homes and businesses.