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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Six Pounder Field Gun

 
 
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
Inscription.  Field artillery was designed for mobility. Cannons mounted on carriages with large wheels could be moved quickly, even over rough terrain. This six pounder has a limber to carry ammunition and supplies and would be harnessed to a team of horses. Field guns like this were used by the Royal Artillery on battlefields around the world.

After the defeat of the British forces at the Battle of Fort George, field guns manned by the Royal Artillery and the local militia were critical in delaying the advancing US army. This allowed the remaining British troops to withdraw in relatively good order.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWar of 1812.
 
Location. 43° 15.071′ N, 79° 3.717′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Queen's Parade just south of Wellington Street. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park,
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
Close up view of the text on the historical marker.
inside of the reconstructed Fort George, on the grounds, near the center of the fort, along the side of one of the pathways. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Queen's Parade, 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. Ubique (here, next to this marker); Guns Gins and Devil Carts (a few steps from this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Fort George (about 90 meters away); Fort Niagara (about 90 meters away); A Strategic Site (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Fort Niagara (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named A Strategic Site (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground of the picture, on the interior grounds of the fort, with a display of cannons and a limber in the background.
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
Six Pounder Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. Six Pounder Field Gun Marker
A distant view of the historical marker in the interior of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on March 30, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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