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The Aftermath of Battle

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
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Inscription.  British and American forces suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on July 25, 1814 and these were severe in proportion to the number of combatants. The casualty rates were nearly equal, as each side recorded around 800 casualties, which included men killed, wounded or missing. This was the highest single casualty rate for the War of 1812.

The Funeral Pyre  As bodies from the battle were too numerous for a conventional burial, many fallen soldiers were burned in a huge funeral pyre. The pyre is believed to have been on the west side of the Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church.

Christopher Buchner, who fought at Chippawa and Lundy’s Lane, saw the battle fought here on his own land. His fences were used to fuel the funeral pyre. He became the first lessee of the Government to operate a ferry boat below the Falls. His son, John Buchner, was taken prisoner in the Battle. It is rumoured he escaped his guards when they stopped to pick cherries.

The Lundy’s Lane Monument (1895) marks the remains of 22 British soldiers and honours those who dedicated their lives to the sovereignty of British North America.

Captain
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Abraham Hull
, son of American General William Hull (who surrendered Detroit to the British) and nephew of Captain Isaac Hull (Commander of the U.S.S. Constitution). Lying mortally wounded, he was tended by British Lieutenant John Le Couteur.

Memorial to Unidentified American Soldier are buried on either side of General Hull.

Laura Secord, a legendary Canadian heroine, walked 30 kilometres (19 miles) westward from the village of Queenston to Beaverdams to warn the British of an impending American attack in June 1813.

Lt. William Hemphill   the only British officer killed here whose grave is marked.

Lt. Col. Cecil Bisshoop   British leader of successful earlier battles at Frenchman’s Creek, Beaverdams and Black Rock, died of battle wounds and was buried here in 1813.
 
Location. 43° 5.356′ N, 79° 5.733′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Lundy's Lane, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Drummond Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6136 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1T1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Withdrawal (here, next to this marker); Laura Secord (here, next to this marker); Soldier's Monument (a few steps from this marker);
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There are two markers at this location. The Aftermath of Battle marker is seen here on the right.
Edgeworth Ussher, Esq. (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Infantry Trench (a few steps from this marker); Cecil Bishopp (a few steps from this marker); Lundy's Lane Battlefield Commemorative Wall (a few steps from this marker); 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 soldiers engaged in battle, and the locations of the resting places of those mentioned on the marker.
 
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. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
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The Lundy’s Lane Monument can be seen behind the markers.
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. Drummond Hill Cemetery
The Aftermath of Battle marker is located in Drummond Hill Cemetery, site of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
 

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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 41 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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