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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Six Pounder Field Gun

 
 
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
Inscription. Field artillery was designed for mobility. Cannons mounted on carriages with large wheels could be moved quickly, even over rough terrain. This six pounder has a limber to carry ammunition and supplies and would be harnessed to a team of horses. Field guns like this were used by the Royal Artillery on battlefields around the world.

After the defeat of the British forces at the Battle of Fort George, field guns manned by the Royal Artillery and the local militia were critical in delaying the advancing US army. This allowed the remaining British troops to withdraw in relatively good order.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.071′ N, 79° 3.717′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade just south of Wellington Street. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park, inside of the reconstructed Fort George, on the grounds, near the center of the fort, along the side of one of the pathways. 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 walking distance of this marker. Ubique (here, next to this marker); Guns Gins and Devil Carts
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
Close up view of the text on the historical marker.
(a few steps from this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fort Niagara (about 90 meters away); A Strategic Site (about 90 meters away); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (about 120 meters away); Fort George (about 120 meters away); Niagara National Historic Sites (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground of the picture, on the interior grounds of the fort, with a display of cannons and a limber in the background.
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
A distant view of the historical marker in the interior of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 9 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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