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Americans Withdraw

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Americans Withdraw Marker
Inscription.  Around midnight, with both sides completely exhausted, the Americans withdrew to their camp at Chippawa. They left the British guns behind, allowing Drummond to reclaim them the following morning.

At the Falls of the Niagara we met the enemy and had, I believe, one of the most desperately fought actions ever experienced in America . . . (the battle was) stubbornly contested on both sides.”
Colonel James Miller, US Army

Lieutenant General Sir Gordon Drummond
British Commander
Born in Quebec City in 1771, Drummond was educated in England, joining the army in 1789. Numerous promotions followed and he saw distinguished service in such places as the Netherlands, Jamaica, Egypt and Ireland. In 1814, he was named the Commander in Chief and Administrator of Upper Canada (Ontario). Drummond led the British and Canadians at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane and was knighted for his service during the War of 1812. In the spring of 1815, he became administrator of Lower Canada (Quebec), a position he held for one year. He then returned to England. At the time of his death in London in 1854, he was the
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Americans Withdraw Marker
Several markers can be found at this location. The Americans Withdraw marker is seen here on the right.
senior general in the British Army.

Major General Phineas Riall
British Army
Described as a rather “peppery” individual, the Irish-born Riall entered the army in 1794 and rose rapidly through the ranks. Courageous and energetic, he served in the West Indies for several years before being posted to Canada in 1813. Just 39 at the time of the Battle of Chippawa (July 5, 1814), he led the British and Canadian troops, along with their native allies in defeat, but met the Americans again at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane just 20 days later. Severely wounded in this battle, he was captured, becoming a prisoner of war. He was released in early 1815 and was appointed governor of Grenada the following year. Knighted in 1833, Riall died with the rank of general in Paris, France, in 1850.

British Forces at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane
Right Division, British Army in Canada
with number of men in each unit


19th Light Dragoons (95)
Provincial Light Dragoons (30)
Glengarry Light Infantry (376)

Royal Regiment of Artillery
(est. 100 men, two 24-pdr. brass guns, five brass 5-pdr. guns, one brass 5½-inch howitzer)
Royal Marine Artillery (Congreve rockets)
1st (Royal Scots) Regiment of Foot (571)
8th (The King’s) Regiment of Foot (340)
41st Regiment of Foot (60)
89th Regiment of Foot (425)
103rd Regiment
Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park
The Americans Withdraw marker is located in Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Park.
of Foot (635)
104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot (120)

Incorporated Militia Battalion of Upper Canada (336)
1st Lincoln Regiment
2nd Lincoln Regiment
4th Lincoln Regiment
5th Lincoln Regiment
2nd York Regiment
1st Norfolk Regiment
2nd Norfolk Regiment
1st Essex Regiment
1st Middlesex Regiment
Caldwell (Western) Rangers (550 Militia in total)
Forces of Mohawk and Western Warriors (est. 500)
From Donald E. Graves “Where Right and Glory Lead!”
 
Location. 43° 5.395′ N, 79° 5.77′ 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: 6137 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 4E8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The British Defense (here, next to this marker); Battle Ground Hotel (here, next to this marker); Battlefield Tourism (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
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(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. Portraits of Sir Gordon Drummond and Phineas Riall appear on the left side on the marker. The right side contains images of the British flag and three 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
 

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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 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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