Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
After this fierce and bloody battle, General Brown ordered the American withdrawal southward. The American forces were not expelled from the position they won, but retired voluntarily. The British regained possession of the battlefield, but were in no condition to pursue their enemy. Although both the British and Americans claimed victory, neither side won decisively. Tactically, it was a draw, but strategically, it was a British victory since it stopped the American advance.
“Our victory was complete, but, alas, this victory gained by exhibitions of bravery never surpassed in this country, was converted into a defeat by a precipitate retreat, leaving the dead, the wounded and captured artillery, and our hard earned honor to the enemy.”
Major-General Peter B. Porter
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1814.
Location. 43° 5.357′ N, 79° 5.732′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Lundy's Lane, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Drummond Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls ON L2G 1T1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Aftermath of Battle (here, next to this marker); Laura Secord (here, next to this marker); Soldier's Monument (a few steps from this marker); 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 dead soldiers on the battlefield.
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. (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 158 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.