In November 1814, during his raid into the Grand River area, Brigadier-General Duncan McArthur learned that militia were gathering at Malcolm’s Mills. Thwarted in his attempt to reach Burlington Heights by crossing the Grand River at Brant’s Ford, he turned south towards Malcolm’s Mills. En route, he passed through the settlement of Mount Pleasant, where he looted valuables and food supplies and burned Perrin’s Mill (on War Road), the store and homes of several militiamen.
Duncan McArthur – (1772-1840)
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