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Thorold in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers

 
 
In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker
View of the Unknown American Soldier Marker and the original, relocated, Beaver Dams Monument.
Inscription.
In Memory of Unknown
American Soldiers
Who Died in the
War of 1812

 
Erected by American Legion Post 105, North East Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 43° 7.352′ N, 79° 12.08′ W. Marker is in Thorold, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Sullivan Avenue just south of Towpath Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historic marker is located in Beaversdam Battlefield Park, near the north entrance to the park, along a walking trail that runs north to south through the park, just southwest of the downtown business district. Marker is in this post office area: Thorold, Ontario L2V 1W8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Dams (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur S. Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Bean, Ph.D., M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Thorold (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lock 24 - First Welland Canal
In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker
(approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Vertical Lift Bridges (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Bollards & Fairleads (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Thorold.
 
Regarding In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers. This particular memorial to dead unknown American soldiers who died in the War of 1812, would have been for those soldiers that died in the Battle of Beaver Dams. The original marker for the Battle of Beaver Dams is located immediately behind this particular historical marker.

The original marker for the Battle of Beaver Dams is of particular interest because it is currently not at it's original location. It was originally placed at the actual site of the battle back in 1923, but with the building of the Welland Canal some of the battle's landscape was changed and it was decided to move all of the battlefield memorials from their original locations and to relocate them in this park, named Battle of Beaverdams Park (even though it isn't the site of the battle).

I would have liked to have created an individual publication just for the original Beaver Dams monument, but I was afraid that it didn't have enough information in it's text to meet the publication requirements.
In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground, then the 1923 Battle of Beaver Dams monument, then the Sons of Italy memorial, and in the distant background the Battle of Beaverdams historical marker.
But because I thought that this marker was so important I decided to blend it with the Unknown American Soldiers marker.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Beaver Dams - History of War. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Beaver Dams Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Beaver Dams Monument
View of the original, relocated, Beaver Dams Monument.
Beaver Dams Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Beaver Dams Monument
Close-up view of the text on the original, relocated, Beaver Dams monument.
In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
6. In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers Marker
Another view of the Unknown American Soldier Marker and the original, relocated, Beaver Dams Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 488 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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