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I値l Try, Sir

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. I値l Try, Sir Marker
Inscription.  On the evening of July 25, 1814, Col. James Miller, commander of the 21st US Infantry Regiment, was asked if his regiment could silence the seven British guns that had been holding the attacking American Army at bay for several hours. Miller replied “I値l try, sir.” Then under the cover of darkness, the 21st Infantry quietly ascended the southern slope of this hill. When they advanced within 15 yards of the left flank of the gun line, the Americans fired a volley from their muskets and then assaulted the artillerymen with bayonets and captured the battery. A subsequent British counterattack was unsuccessful. The assault was not a strategic victory for the American forces. Lacking sufficient ammunition and water, they were forced to withdraw to the south. However, news of the successful attack raised the morale of the American people. The following year, the veterans of the 21st Infantry were absorbed into the 5th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Colonel Miller took command of the 5th and his famous “I値l try, sir” became the regimental motto.

(Placed here on July 25, 2014, the bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy痴
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. I値l Try, Sir Marker
Lane, by the 5th Infantry Regiment Association)

 
Erected 2014 by 5th Infantry Regiment Association.
 
Location. 43° 5.349′ N, 79° 5.752′ 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 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. Battle of Lundy's Lane (here, next to this marker); Holding the High Ground (a few steps from this marker); Soldier's Monument (a few steps from this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); The Aftermath of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Churches Atop of Drummond Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); American Withdrawal (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgeworth Ussher, Esq. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Markers in Drummond Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Markers in Drummond Hill Cemetery
I値l Try, Sir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. I値l Try, Sir Marker
The marker can be seen on the side of the path.
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. British Battery Site
The cannon by the Soldiers Monument marks the location of the British battery. The marker is partially seen at the center of the photo.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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