Grimsby in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Engagement at the Forty
Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on 8th June, 1813, American forces, retreating after the Battle of Stoney Creek, were bombarded by a British flotilla under Sir James Lucas Yeo. Indians and groups of the 4th and 5th Regiments Lincoln Militia joined in the attack and created such confusion in the enemy ranks that they abandoned this position and retreated to Fort George.
[French Text]: L'Engagement de Forty Mile Creek
Ici, à Forty Mile Creek, le 8 juin 1813, des forces américaines qui se repliaient après la bataille de Stoney Creek furent bombardées par une flotille britannique sous les ordres de Sir James Lucas Yeo. Des Indiens et des groupes des 4e et 5e Régiments de la milice Lincoln participèrent à l'attaque et semèrent une telle confusion dans les rangs ennemis que ces derniers abandonnèrent leur position et se replièrent au fort George.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 43° 12.249′ N, 79° 33.222′ W. Marker is in Grimsby, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Elizabeth Street just north of Lakeside Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo (within shouting distance of this marker); Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Ball's Grist-Mill (approx. 15.9 kilometers away); Hamilton - Scourge Project (approx. 16.9 kilometers away).
More about this marker. According to a great site on Ontario's Historic Markers (sponsored by a gentleman named Wayne Cook) this historic marker is located at Grimsby Waterworks Park. I went there expecting to find a water/splash park but it was more of a waterfront, fishing, picnicking, and boat ramp type of a park with a very scenic garden and gazebo.
The park is located on the Lake Ontario shoreline, on the western side of the mouth of Forty Mile Creek, and the park contains some additional War of 1812, bicentennial, commemorative historic markers.
Also see . . .
1. the Historical Plaques of Ontario. This is a link to information on the Historical Plaques of Ontario that is hosted and maintained by Wayne Cook, of Ontario, Canada. (Submitted on June 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Engagement at the Forty. This is a link to information provided by a website entitled Ontario's Historical Plaques. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Engagement at the Forty and 1812 camp (Grimsby re-enactment). This is a link to information provided by the Niagara 1812 Legacy Council. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. 1812-2-10-Engagement-At-The-Forty-Wayne-Clarkson. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
5. 1812-12-9-Forty-Mile-Creek-June-8-1813-Robert-J-Williamson. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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