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Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

'Alfred'

 
 
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. 'Alfred' Marker
Inscription.  Early in the morning of October 13, 1812, after galloping seven miles from Fort George, General Brock tethered his gray horse ‘Alfred’ here in the Village of Queenston in order to lead a charge on foot to repel the invading enemy. Brock was killed leading the attack.

Colonel Macdonell then took command until General Sheafe could arrive from Fort George with reinforcements. Macdonell rode ‘Alfred’ to lead another charge; he was mortaly wounded and ‘Alfred’ was killed, part of the price of saving Canada on that fateful day.

"they also serve who only stand and wait"

Presented to
The Niagara Parks Commission
by Mr. and Mrs. Stewart G. Bennett

Ralph Sketch,
sculptor
1976

 
Erected 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. Stewart G. Bennett.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is October 13, 1812.
 
Location. 43° 9.745′ N, 79° 3.262′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Clarence Street west of Queenston Street
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, on the left when traveling west. This historical monument is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, on the southern edge of a residential neighborhood, in a small community park with several other historical monuments, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Clarence Street, Queenston ON L0S 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brock's Cenotaph (a few steps from this marker); Indians at Queenston Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Counter-Offensive Takes Shape (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brock Dead House (about 180 meters away); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (about 180 meters away); Laura Secord (1775-1868) (about 210 meters away); Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 210 meters away); Queenston United Church of Canada (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. 'Alfred' Marker
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. 'Alfred' Marker
Close-up view of the historical monument's sculpting of 'Alfred.'
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. 'Alfred' Marker
View looking north of the historical monument situated in the community park across the street from the southern edge of a residential neighborhood.
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. 'Alfred' Marker
View looking south of the historical monument situated in a community park at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, with a distant view of the Brock Monument sitting atop of the Niagara Escarpment.
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
6. 'Alfred' Marker
View of the historical marker situated in a community park with several additional historical monuments.
'Alfred' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
7. 'Alfred' Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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