Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
The British Defense
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane
In the early evening of July 25th, 1814, the British commander, Lt. General Drummond stood on this hilltop. Having just received intelligence that an American force was marching northward in this direction along the Portage Road, he realized that the area on the south side of Lundy’s Lane, marked today by the tall monument, would make an excellent defensive position. Accordingly, he set up his artillery pieces (two 24-pounders, two 6-pounders and a 5˝ inch howitzer) and deployed his troops (initially 2000 men with later reinforcements of over 1700) in a wide arc to the right and left of the guns.
“The enemy had got their artillery posted on a height in a very commanding position, where they could rake our columns in any part of the plain.”
Colonel James Miller, US Army
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is July 24, 1814.
Location. 43° 5.393′ N, 79° 5.773′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Lundy's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6151 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls ON L2G 1T4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle Ground Hotel (here, next to this marker); Battlefield Tourism (here, next to this marker); Americans Withdraw (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); British Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Lundy’s Lane (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 a British flag with a soldier and artillery pieces.
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.
Also see . . . Battle of Lundy's Lane. Canadian Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on March 7, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.