Welland in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
Battle of Cook's Mill
In October 1814 an American army advanced from Fort Erie toward the British line along the Chippawa River. Lieutenant-General Drummond ordered a reconnaissance towards Cook's Mills on his right flank in hopes of finding the Americans vulnerable to attack. On the 19th a heavy skirmish took place, involving men of the Glengarry Light Infantry and the 82nd, 100th and 104th Regiments, supported by a gun and rockets. The British-Canadian force withdrew, but the Amercians abandoned Cook's Mills the following day and on the 21st joined the general retreat to Fort Erie.
[French Text]: La Bataille de Cook's Mills
En octobre 1814 une armée américaine avança du Fort Érié vers la ligne britannique le long de la Rivière Chippawa. Le Général de division Drummond chercha du côté de Cook's Mills sur sa droite espérant découvrir une faiblesse chez les Américains. Le 19 eut lieu une escarmouche importante avec les soldats de l'Infanterie Légerè de Glengarry et des 82e, 100e, et 104e Régiments, avec l'appui d'un canon et de fusées. La force canadienne-britannique
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 42° 59.875′ N, 79° 10.494′ W. Marker is in Welland, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is at the intersection of Lyons Creek Road and Matthews Road, on the right when traveling west on Lyons Creek Road. According to my GPS, this historic marker is located in Welland, Ontario. According to a great site on Ontario's Historic Markers (sponsored by a gentleman named Wayne Cook) this historic marker is located in Cook's Mills (Welland East). It is located on the northeastern corner of the intersection, at the eastern edge of the small rural community, on the high ground overlooking a stream. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 896 Lyons Creek Road, Welland, Ontario L3B 5N4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Welland Canal (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 11 kilometers away); Charles Green (approx. 11 kilometers away); Niagara Park Greenhouses (approx. 11.5 kilometers away); Toronto Power Generating Station Burch’s Mill (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Stranded Scow (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Wm. B. Rankine (approx. 11.7 kilometers away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.