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The Battle of Fort George

 
 
The Battle of Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. The Battle of Fort George Marker
Inscription.  In May of 1813, combined artillery fire from Fort Niagara and detached batteries destroyed Fort George paving the way for invasion. On May 27th, a large American force defeated a much smaller number of British regulars, militia and First Nations warriors. This led to an American occupation of the area for the next seven months. Today, Fort George brings to life these troubled times and tells the stories of this pivotal part of Canadian history.
 
Location. 43° 15.123′ N, 79° 3.734′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the entrance to Fort George. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Niagara (here, next to this marker); A Strategic Site (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named A Strategic Site (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Niagara (here, next to this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River
Markers at Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Markers at Fort George
There are several markers at this location. The Battle of Fort George marker is seen here on the right.
(a few steps from this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Pounder Field Gun (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
More about this marker. A picture on the marker shows Americans in boats landing near Fort George and being met by British soldiers defending the fort.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
The Battle of Fort George and other Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. The Battle of Fort George and other Markers
Fort Niagara Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2019
4. Fort Niagara Battery
Cannon from Fort Niagara fired on Fort George during the battle.
Powder Magazine at Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. Powder Magazine at Fort George
This is the only building that survived the Battle of Fort George.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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