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Lewiston in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Queenston Heights

War of 1812

 

—October 13, 1812 —

 
The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker
Inscription. On this day, Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer launched a U.S. attack on British Canada with an assault force of regulars and militia. Initially they were pinned down along the shore until Captain John Ellis Wool and his men scaled the heights using the fisherman's path and positioned themselves behind the British. The redan was overwhelmed and the British retreated. The U.S. colors were unfuried triumphantly in victory. Later that afternoon, British Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, with one thousand fresh troops plus friendly Indians, outflanked the U.S. forces. Faced with low ammunition and no re-enforcements for his tired men, Lt. Col. Winfield Scott arranged the surrender of his troops.

The British victory was subdued with the loss of their brilliant commander, Major General Isaac Brock.
 
Erected 1994 by Moose Lodge #584, American Legion #1083, V.F.W. #7487.
 
Location. 43° 10.391′ N, 79° 2.949′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Center Street west of North Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historic marker is affixed to a large boulder, in a community park, that is located along the American shoreline of the Niagara River.
The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to a large boulder, with the Seaway Trail marker in the background, and in the distant background is the Canadian shoreline on the other side of the Niagara River.
It is situated along the roadway/walkway that runs down to the Niagara River. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston NY 14092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Battle of Queenston Heights (here, next to this marker); Freedom Crossing Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Freedom Crossing Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Barton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hennepin Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cibola Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Little Yellow House - 1816 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kiwanians Promoting Peace (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewiston.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle for Queenston Heights. This is a link to information provided by a War of 1812 site. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. The Battle of Queenston Heights Marker
View of the historic marker in the right foreground and in the distant background, on the other side of the Niagara River, is a view of the Queenston Heights.
The Battle of Queenston Heights image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. The Battle of Queenston Heights
View from the American shore at the base of the historic marker, looking across the Niagara River towards the Queenston Heights, where the Brock Monument can be seen on the crest of the heights.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 5 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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