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Near Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Battle of Queenston Heights

La Batatille des Hauteurs de Queenston

 
 
The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker
Inscription. In the early morning of 13 October 1812, American troops under Major-General Stephen Van Rensellaer crossed the Niagara River and took possession of Queenston Heights. Major-General Isaac Brock hurried from Fort George to lead a small force against the invaders and was killed in an attempt to regain the heights. In the afternoon, Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe with his force of British regulars, militia and Indians from Fort George strengthened by reinforcements from Chippawa, took the hill from the west flank, capturing 958 prisoners. This celebrated victory ended the American offensive of 1812.

A l'aube du 13 octobre 1812, les troupes américaines du major-général Stephen Van Rensellaer traversèrent la rivière Niagara et s'emparèrent des hauteurs de Queenston. Le major général Isaac Brock, arrivant à la hâte du fort George avec un détachement, fut tué en essayant de les reprendre. L'après-midi le major-général Robert Hale Sheaffe arriva du fort George avec une force composée de soldats britanniques, de miliciens, d'Indiens, et des renforts de Chippawa. Il prit la colline par le flanc ouest et fit 958 prisonniers. Cette célèbre victoire mit fin à l'offensive américaine de 1812.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the southeast corner of the stone wall surrounding the Brock Monument.
43° 9.601′ N, 79° 3.172′ W. Marker is near Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway north of Portage Road. Click for map. This historic marker is affixed to the southeast corner of the stone wall surrounding the Brock Monument. The Brock Monument is located in Queenston Heights Park, sitting atop the Canadian side of the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking the northern end of the Niagara River gorge, dominating the landscape. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14184 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Brock's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe (within shouting distance of this marker); 5. The Decisive Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Queenston Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); 1. Attack (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenston.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle for Queenston Heights. This is a link to information provided
The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker
Another more distant view of the historic marker affixed to the southeast corner of the stone wall surrounding the Brock Monument.
by a War of 1812 site. (Submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Queenston Heights. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812. This is a link to information provided by the Military History Encyclopedia on the Web. (Submitted on November 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Brock's Monument. This is a link to information provided by Niagara Parks. (Submitted on November 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. 1812-1-24-Battle-Of-Queenston-Heights-John-David-Kelly. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Brock's Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Brock's Monument
View of Brock's Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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