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Capture of Fort Niagara

1813

 
 
Capture of Fort Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Capture of Fort Niagara Marker
Inscription. In the early morning of December 19th, 1813, a force under Colonel John Murray, consisting of detachments of the 100th and 41st Regiments. Royal Scots, Royal Artillery and Canadian Militia embarked in bateaux at the foot of this ravine. Crossing silently to a point above Youngstown, New York, they attacked Fort Niagara killing or capturing its American garrison.
 
Erected by Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 14.085′ N, 79° 3.641′ W. Marker is near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway east of East West Line (County Route 85), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, south of Niagara-on-the-Lake, along the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, just north of a nearby ravine pathway that leads down to the Niagara River. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McFarland House 1800 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Thomas Moore (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); La Belle Famille (approx. 1.1
Capture of Fort Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Capture of Fort Niagara Marker
View of the historical marker situated on the high ground above the Niagara River, which can be seen in the background.
kilometers away in the U.S.); a different marker also named La Belle Famille (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Field of La Belle Famille (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Fox Point Battery (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Site of John Young Store (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Guns Gins and Devil Carts (approx. 1.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Storming of Fort Niagara, December 18, 1813. This is a link to information provided by The War of 1812 Website. (Submitted on November 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Capture of Fort Niagara. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Capture of Fort Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Capture of Fort Niagara Marker
View of the historical marker (to the left of the picture) situated just north of the ravine pathway that leads down to the Niagara River.
Capture of Fort Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Capture of Fort Niagara Marker
View looking north along the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail of the historical marker in the extreme right side of the picture.
Capture of Fort Niagara image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Capture of Fort Niagara
View of Fort Niagara as seen from the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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