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

The British Defense

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane

 
 
The British Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. The British Defense Marker
Inscription.  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 5½ 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

 
Location. 43° 5.393′ N, 79° 5.773′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Lundy's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park. Touch for map
The British Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. The British Defense Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6151 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario 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 . . .  An introduction to the Battle of Lundy's Lane - War declared. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Marker in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Marker in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park
British Defensive Position image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. British Defensive Position
As mentioned on the marker, this monument marks the position of the British artillery during the battle. It is located across Lundy's Lane in Drummond Hill Cemetery.
Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park
 

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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, 5. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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