In many areas traders and merchants, especially in the coastal cities or the northern border regions, had stronger business ties and allegiance to the Crown than did the frontiersmen of the interior.
During the 6-year war, which ended with the capitulation of the British in 1782, many colonists who remained loyal to the crown were frequently subject to harsh reprisals and unfair dispossession of their property by their countrymen.
They were later called United Empire Loyalists because of their continued allegiance to King George III.
The struggle between Britain and the 13 American colonies occurred in the years 1776 to 1783, and seriously divided loyalties among people in some colonies such as New York and Vermont.
They began using this name in their correspondence and dealings with Isaac Brock. Brock was soon involved in other battles on the Niagara Peninsula.
On October 13, 1812, he was fatally wounded while leading troops up the heights near the village of Queenston, then held by American militia.
A raid on Elizabethtown occurred on February 7, 1813, when Benjamin Forsyth and 200 of his American forces crossed the frozen St.