On This Week In 1813, The Unthinkable Happened In Buffalo

While most Buffalonians are gearing up to celebrate the New Year in the bitter cold this weekend, many back in 1813 weren’t quite so fortunate. The Battle of Buffalo is a battle that is little known and even less discussed, but it holds plenty of relevance for our city. In 1813, the unthinkable happened in Buffalo. It was burned to the ground. Read on for a quick history lesson and, thankfully, a happy ending!

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Take a look at this educational video by Lauren Hormachea, which talks about the Battle of Buffalo in greater depth.

Do you have any ties to the Battle of Buffalo? If you have family relics, letters, or stories to share, drop them in the comments below!