Near Chippawa in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Chippawa Battleﬁeld Panel 6
The U.S. Army successfully defended Fort Erie through a six week siege during which another 3,200 troops became casualties. After being reinforced with another 5,000 men, the U.S. Army again advanced to Chippawa. This time they tried to cross the Chippawa River 12 kilometers (9 miles) west of here and this attempt was checked by Canadian and British troops at the Battle of Cook's Mills on 19 October 1814. The U.S. forces again returned to Fort Erie. With winter coming on, they blew up the Fort and on 5 November 1814 went home. The Treaty of Ghent was signed 24 December 1814, formally ending the War of 1812.
Present Day Battlefield
In 1995, the surrounding 300 acres (121 hectares) of land was acquired by the Niagara Parks Commission to preserve this pristine battlefield. The national cairn, erected in 2001 by Niagara Parks,
Erected 2001 by The Niagara Parks Commission.
Location. 43° 3.145′ N, 79° 1.466′ W. Marker is near Chippawa, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Niagara River Parkway just west of Edgworth Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, a short distance south of Chippawa, Ontario, and opposite Navy Island, in the Chippawa Battlefield Park. This historical marker is part of the Chippawa Battlefield Park Walking Tour - and is one of six Plexiglass panels, that is freestanding in a row along the northern boundary of the park, approximately 15 yards from the Chippawa Battlefield Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Chippawa, Ontario L2E 6S6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 (here, next to this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 4 Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 (a few steps from this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Chippawa (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Chippawa.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 •
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