Fort Clarence (Nova Scotia)

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Fort Clarence (formerly the Eastern Battery) was a British coastal fort built in 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.wikipedia
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King's Orange Rangers

On 17 November 1778 the King's Orange Rangers arrived by sea at Halifax.
The KOR was assigned to protect the Eastern Battery on the shore of Halifax harbour at the north end of Eastern Passage, where the community of Imperoyal now exists.

Imperoyal, Nova Scotia

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The KOR was assigned to protect the Eastern Battery on the shore of Halifax harbour at the south end of Woodside, where the neighborhood of Imperoyal now exists.
Fort Clarence, a part of the "Halifax Defence Complex" was located in the present area of the Imperial Oil Refinery.

Martello tower

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In the late 1790s a Martello Tower replaced the blockhouse.
The Duke of Clarence Martello Tower stood on the Dartmouth shore.

Military history of Nova Scotia

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In nearby Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the spring of 1759, there was another Mi'kmaq attack on Eastern Battery, in which five soldiers were killed.

Dartmouth Refinery

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In 1929 Imperial Oil purchased the site, which became part of their Dartmouth Refinery and the remaining parts of the fort were buried in the 1940s.
The site was originally the site of Fort Clarence, one of the eighteenth-century forts guarding the harbour against attack.

Royal Naval Dockyard, Halifax

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These defences were enhanced and later replaced by the large network of army fortifications whose main purposes was to safeguard the Naval Dockyard including nearby Fort Needham, Fort George, the Halifax Citadel; York Redoubt; Fort Charlotte on Georges Island, Fort Clarence in Dartmouth; five forts on McNabs Island and extensive batteries at Point Pleasant.

Military history of the Miꞌkmaq people

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In nearby Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the spring of 1759, there was another Miꞌkmaq attack on Eastern Battery, in which five soldiers were killed.

French and Indian War

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Fort Clarence (formerly the Eastern Battery) was a British coastal fort built in 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Fort Clarence (formerly the Eastern Battery) was a British coastal fort built in 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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On 17 November 1778 the King's Orange Rangers arrived by sea at Halifax.

Woodside, Nova Scotia

Woodside
The KOR was assigned to protect the Eastern Battery on the shore of Halifax harbour at the south end of Woodside, where the neighborhood of Imperoyal now exists.

William IV of the United Kingdom

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Eastern Battery was renamed as Fort Clarence by Prince Edward on 20 October 1798 in honor of his brother, the Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews, later King William IV.

Imperial Oil

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In 1929 Imperial Oil purchased the site, which became part of their Dartmouth Refinery and the remaining parts of the fort were buried in the 1940s.

Fort Clarence

Clarence
Not to be confused with Fort Clarence (Nova Scotia)

History of Halifax (former city)

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In nearby Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the spring of 1759, there was another Mi'kmaq attack on Eastern Battery, in which five soldiers were killed.

Samuel Bayard

The KOR was assigned to protect the Eastern Battery on the shore of Halifax harbour at the north end of Eastern Passage, where the community of Imperoyal now exists.

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

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Fort Clarence (formerly the Eastern Battery), a large gun battery was constructed beside Eastern Passage in 1754 at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

History of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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In nearby Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the spring of 1759, there was another Mi'kmaq attack on Eastern Battery, in which five soldiers were killed.

Expulsion of the Acadians

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In nearby Dartmouth, in the spring of 1759, another Mi'kmaq attack was launched on Fort Clarence, located at the present day Dartmouth Refinery, in which five soldiers were killed.

Military history of the Acadians

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In nearby Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the spring of 1759, there was another Mi'kmaq attack on Eastern Battery, in which five soldiers were killed.

Gold mining in Nova Scotia

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Prior to this, unofficial discoveries were made in the Musquodoboit and Fort Clarence areas in 1857.

Clarence, Nova Scotia

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Along with Fort Clarence (Nova Scotia), the community is named in honour of the Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews, later King William IV.

Raid on Dartmouth (1751)

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(For example, in the spring of 1759, there was another attack on Fort Clarence, in which five soldiers were killed.) After the initial raid, no new settlers were placed in Dartmouth again for the next thirty years.