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Niagara Falls in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

War of 1812

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.  The Napoleonic Wars raged in Europe from 1803 to 1815 and had a global impact. Wishing to remain neutral and assert its independence, the United States continued to trade with both Britain and France. Nevertheless, diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Britain deteriorated. Forced labour and deplorable conditions on British naval vessels resulted in sailor desertions to the U.S. by the thousands. The U.S. resented the impressment of the British Navy of sailors from American ships. Meanwhile, Britain’s support of the First Nations in the American northwest threatened U.S. expansion. Not all voices clamoured for war, but a persuasive American political faction called the War Hawks emerged who believed victory over British North America would be “a mere matter of marching”.
 
Location. 43° 5.381′ N, 79° 5.764′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Lundy's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1T4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway (here, next to this marker);
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. War of 1812 Marker
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Tourism (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Ground Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Americans Withdraw (within shouting distance of this marker); Churches Atop of Drummond Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Lundy's Lane Battlefield Commemorative Wall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains images of British officers and impressed sailors, and a map indicating locations of battles of the War of 1812.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the story of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Marker on Lundy’s Lane image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Marker on Lundy’s Lane
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. War of 1812 Marker
The War of 1812 marker is seen here in the background, on the left side of the photo.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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