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American Withdrawal

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. American Withdrawal Marker
Inscription.  After this fierce and bloody battle, General Brown ordered the American withdrawal southward. The American forces were not expelled from the position they won, but retired voluntarily. The British regained possession of the battlefield, but were in no condition to pursue their enemy. Although both the British and Americans claimed victory, neither side won decisively. Tactically, it was a draw, but strategically, it was a British victory since it stopped the American advance.

Our victory was complete, but, alas, this victory gained by exhibitions of bravery never surpassed in this country, was converted into a defeat by a precipitate retreat, leaving the dead, the wounded and captured artillery, and our hard earned honor to the enemy.”
Major-General Peter B. Porter

 
Location. 43° 5.357′ N, 79° 5.732′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Lundy's Lane, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Drummond Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1T1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. American Withdrawal Marker
within walking distance of this marker. The Aftermath of Battle (here, next to this marker); Laura Secord (here, next to this marker); Soldier's Monument (a few steps from this marker); Edgeworth Ussher, Esq. (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Infantry Trench (a few steps from this marker); Cecil Bishopp (a few steps from this marker); Lundy's Lane Battlefield Commemorative Wall (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Lundy's Lane (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains images of dead soldiers on the battlefield.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the story of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
 
Also see . . .  An introduction to the Battle of Lundy's Lane - War declared. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
American Withdrawal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. American Withdrawal Marker
Two markers are located at this site. The American Withdrawal marker is seen here on the left.
Drummond Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Drummond Hill Cemetery
The American Withdrawal marker is located in Drummond Hill Cemetery.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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