Thorold in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers
Who Died in the
War of 1812
Erected by American Legion Post 105, North East Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 43° 7.352′ N, 79° 12.08′ W. Marker is in Thorold, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Sullivan Avenue just south of Towpath Road, on the right when traveling east. This historic marker is located in Beaversdam Battlefield Park, near the north entrance to the park, along a walking trail that runs north to south through the park, just southwest of the downtown business district. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thorold ON L2V 0A7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Dams (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur S. Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Bean, Ph.D., M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of ThoroldOld Thorold Firehall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Lock 24 - First Welland Canal (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Vertical Lift Bridges (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thorold.
Regarding In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers. This particular memorial to dead unknown American soldiers who died in the War of 1812, would have been for those soldiers that died in the Battle of Beaver Dams. The original marker for the Battle of Beaver Dams is located immediately behind this particular historical marker.
The original marker for the Battle of Beaver Dams is of particular interest because it is currently not at it's original location. It was originally placed at the actual site of the battle back in 1923, but with the building of the Welland Canal some of the battle's landscape was changed and it was decided to move all of the battlefield memorials from their original locations and to relocate them in this park, named Battle of Beaverdams Park (even though it isn't the site of the battle).
I would have liked to have created an individual publication just for the original Beaver Dams monument,
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Battle of Beaver Dams - History of War. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.