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Holding the High Ground

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Holding the High Ground Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical monument.
Inscription.  Early on the morning of July 26th, 1814, Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Drummond awaited another attack on the Lundy's Lane hill near Niagara Falls. Throughout the previous night, this hill had been taken and retaken in the bloodiest, most hard fought battle of the War of 1812-14.

The expected attack did not occur. The Americans, exhausted, withdrew to Fort Erie. In November, they abandoned Fort Erie and retired across the Niagara River.

Drummond and his troop's had successfully maintained British sovereignty in the Niagara Peninsula.
 
Erected 1989 by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1814.
 
Location. 43° 5.354′ N, 79° 5.755′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lundy's Lane and Hanan Avenue, on the right when traveling east. This historical marker is located in the Drummond Hill Cemetery which is situated off of Lundy's Lane
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
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near the intersection with Drummond Road. However it is best reached by driving to the end of Buchner Place (off Drummond Road) and parking your vehicle in the parking lot and then walking north along the western boundary of the cemetery until you locate the historic marker. 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 (a few steps from this marker); I’ll Try, Sir (a few steps from this marker); Churches Atop of Drummond Hill (a few steps from this marker); Soldier's Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Aftermath of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); American Withdrawal (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgeworth Ussher, Esq. (within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Lundy's Lane. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. War of 1812 Battle of Lundy Lane. This is a link to information provided by HistoryCentral.com. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Lundy's Lane. This is a link to information provided
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Holding the High Ground Marker
Close-up view of the sculpting of General Gordon Drummond that sits atop the historical monument.
by American Wars 101. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. The Battle of Lundy's Lane. This is a link to information provided by a War of 1812 website. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. General Gordon Drummond. This is a link to information provided by a War of 1812 website. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Gordon Drummond. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Holding the High Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Holding the High Ground Marker
View of the historical monument situated along the north-to-south pathway that runs along the western boundary of the cemetery.
Holding the High Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Holding the High Ground Marker
View of the historical monument in the left foreground and the Battlefield Memorial Monument in the right background.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
6. Holding the High Ground Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on June 29, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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