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British Retreat

 
 
British Retreat	Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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

 
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° 5.409′ N, 79° 5.787′ 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 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 ON 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
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(within shouting distance of 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); 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 . . .  Battle of Lundy's Lane. Canadian Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on March 7, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
British Retreat	Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. British Retreat Marker
British Retreat	Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. British Retreat Marker
Marker in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Marker in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park
Marker can be seen in the background on the right.
 
 
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 161 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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