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British Retreat

 
 
British Retreat	Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. British Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Following the capture of his artillery by the Americans, Lt. General Drummond and his troops retreated from their defensive position on the height of land in the cemetery to this area on the north side of the hill. Starting before 10 p.m. and lasting over the next several hours, Drummond led three unsuccessful counterattacks to try and recapture the British guns.

Our artillery men were bayoneted by the enemy in the act of loading, and the muzzles of the enemy’s guns were advanced within a few yards of ours.”
Lieutenant General Sir Gordon Drummond, British Army

 
Location. 43° 5.409′ N, 79° 5.787′ 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. 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. Bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (a few steps from this marker); Ruth Redmond (within shouting distance of this marker);
British Retreat	Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. British Retreat 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); War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway (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 soldiers exchanging gunfire.
 
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
 
British Retreat	Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. British Retreat Marker
Marker in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Marker in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park
Marker can be seen in the background on the right.
 

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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 73 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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