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Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 Marker
Inscription. [English Text]:

Here in June, 1813, General John Vincent assembled troops that made the successful night attack on the invaders at Stoney Creek. From this point of vantage, in December, 1813, the force which retook Fort George and carried Fort Niagara by assault, began its march. On these heights stood the strong point of reserve and depot of arms for the defence of the Niagara Peninsula and support of the navy on Lake Ontario.

[French Text]:

Ici, en juin 1813, le general John Vincent rassembla les troupes qui menerent bien l'attaque de nuit contre l'envahisseur Stoney Creek. C'est d'ici que partirent, en decembre 1813, les forces qui reprirent le fort George et emporterent d'assaut le fort Niagara. Sur ces hauteurs se trouvaient le gros des reserves et le depot d'armes qui assuraient la defense de la peninsule du Niagara et le soutien des troupes navales en service sur le lac Ontario.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 16.319′ N, 79° 53.154′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker is on York Boulevard just north of Dundurn Street North, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The historic
Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 Marker
marker is located in Harvey Park, next to Dundurn Castle, on the Burlington Heights of Hamilton. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Line of Defense (here, next to this marker); March to Stoney Creek (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); "The Burlington Races" 1813 (about 180 meters away); Defensive Outwork (about 240 meters away); United Empire Loyalists (about 240 meters away); Sir John Harvey (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Dundurn Castle (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Dundurn Castle (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Burlington Connections To The War of 1812. This is a link to information provided by the Museum of Burlington. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Burlington Heights National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Project:1812 – Burlington Heights. This is a link to information provided by Alex Luyckx. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 Marker
View of the historic marker along the eastern fence line, along the boundary of Harvey Park, situated close to a War of 1812 era cannon and another stone historic marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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