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Welland in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Battle of Cook's Mill

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. Battle of Cook's Mill Marker
Inscription.  [English Text]: Battle of Cook's Mills

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
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. Battle of Cook's Mill Marker
se replia, mais les Américains abandonnèrent Cook's Mills le lendemain et le 21 se joignirent à al retraite générale vers le Fort Érié.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
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
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
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(approx. 11.5 kilometers away); Toronto Power Generating Station (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Burch’s Mill (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Stranded Scow (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Wm. B. Rankine (approx. 11.7 kilometers away).
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. Battle of Cook's Mill Marker
View of the historic marker looking east along Lyons Creek Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
5. Battle of Cook's Mill Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along Matthews Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
6. Battle of Cook's Mill Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the northeastern corner of the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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