Oakland is a small village in Brant County which is situated in South Western Ontario. In 1814 it was known as Malcolm’s Mills named after the family that owned and operated flour mills in the area. Oakland is a small community one of those if you blink you’ll miss it kind of places. But it has a gas station with a subway fast food place, a small church and grave yard. In 1814 it was small as well so in many respects you could say that not much has changed. Except that on the 6th November 1814 Malcolm’s Mills was the site of the last battle fought in the War of 1812 in Upper Canada. Yes there would continued military actions in other places because communications was slow and it took time to notify people that the war had ended on December 24, 1814 with the sighing of the Treaty of Ghent between Great Britain and the United States. At the Americans under the command of Brig Gen. Duncan McArthur burned the mills and barns after the battle as well as all but one mill in South Western Upper Canada, the Backus Mill near Long Point. The area of South Western Upper Canada was very hard hit by the war and much of it wouldn’t be resettled until the later 1830’s, early 1840’s. Some areas weren’t reoccupied until 1850. But for all intense purposes the War of 1812 was over. These are some of the photos I and my wife Ginny took when the Battle of Malcolm’s Mills was re-enacted.