Laura Secord (née Ingersoll, 13 September 1775 – 17 October 1868) was a Canadian heroine of the War of 1812. She is known for having walked 20 miles (32 km) out of American-occupied territory in 1813 to warn British forces of an impending American attack. Her contribution to the war was little known during her lifetime, but since her death she has been frequently honoured in Canada. Though Secord had no relation to it, most Canadians associate her with the Laura Secord Chocolates company, named after her on the centennial of her walk.
Secord's father lived in Massachusetts and fought on the side of the Patriots during the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). In 1795 he moved his family to the Niagara region of Upper Canada after he had applied for and received a land grant. Shortly after, Laura married Loyalist James Secord, who was later seriously wounded at the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. While he was still recovering in 1813, the Americans invaded the Niagara peninsula, including Queenston. During the occupation, Secord acquired information about a planned American attack, and stole away on the morning of 23 June to inform Lieutenant James FitzGibbon in the territory still controlled by the British. The information helped the British and their Mohawk warrior allies win the Battle of Beaver Dams, stopping the invading Americans. Her effort was forgotten until 1860, when future king Albert Edward, Prince of Wales awarded the impoverished widow £100 for her service.
The legend of Laura Secord has become of part of Canadian mythology, and there are many embellished versions of the tale. She has been the subject of books, poetry, and plays. Since her death, honours which Canada has bestowed on her include schools named after her, monuments, a museum, a memorial stamp, and a statue at the Valiants Memorial in the Canadian capital.
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