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Near Queenston in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Attack

The Battle of Queenston Heights Walking Tour

 

— Stop 1 of the 5-stop walking tour —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Attack Marker
Inscription.  If you go to the lookout behind the Laura Secord monument you will see across the river and slightly to your right the area where a huge American force assembled for the invasion of Canada. In the early hours of October 13, 1812, six hundred American soldiers crossed the river and landed on the Canadian shore somewhere above the present docks. Queenston was chosen as the target because it was an important point on the British supply line and because the only other possible landing spot was the heavily fortified area around Fort George. The invaders were quickly pinned down on the landing area by heavy British gunfire. British General Isaac Brock hastened from Fort George at the sound of the cannons firing across the river. He quickly took charge sending for reinforcements.
 
Erected by Parks Canada. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar of 1812.
 
Location. 43° 9.609′ N, 79° 3.068′ W. Marker is near Queenston, Ontario, in Regional Municipality
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Attack Marker
View of the plaque on the top of the historical monument.
of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Niagara Parkway just north of Portage Road. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in a community/historic park area and is located along a walking trail near the crest of the Niagara Escarpment, very near the Laura Secord Memorial Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Ingersoll Secord (a few steps from this marker); The Decisive Battle (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roy Terrace (about 120 meters away); The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 (about 120 meters away); Sir Isaac Brock (about 150 meters away); The Battle of Queenston Heights (about 150 meters away); Brock's Monument (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Brock's Monument (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is located in the Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada and is stop #1 on, The Battle of Queenston Heights Walking Tour. According to the Niagara Parks web site, this historical marker is located "to the left of Laura Secord's 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.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Attack Marker
A close-up view of the text on the top of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Attack Marker
A close-up view of the map, showing the route of the battlefield walking tour, on the top of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Attack Marker
A close-up view of the battlefield scene sculpting on the top of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. Attack Marker
View of the historical monument situated just to the left of the Laura Secord monument, with the crest of the Niagara Escarpment in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
7. Attack Marker
View looking west of the historical monument, situated along the walking path that leads to the Brock Memorial Monument, seen in the distant background.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
8. Attack Marker
View of the historical monument, looking east along the main park walkway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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