The Pig War, so called because it was
triggered by the shooting of a pig,
was a confrontation in 1859 between
the United States and the British
Empire over the boundary between
US and British North America.
The territory in dispute was the San
Juan Islands, which lie between Van-
coutner Island and the North American
The pig was the only casualty of the - “m Strait, "5
T through Rosario Strait. favored by -
war, making the dispute otherwise Throughtout, ,
mummy is made line segments and roughly follows
the blue line. The Juan
County roughly follows the red line.
Date June ‘ - October ‘ (troops stationed
on San Juan Island until "
Location San Juan Islands
Result San Juan aslan awarded to the United
States following third party arbitration
E United States 515 United Kingdom
Colonel Silas the at 'i... Rear Admiral R. L. Barn as
451 combatants, "14 'i. wruo combatants; 5
o combat's 'i, o combatants