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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Action at Butler's Farm

Engagement a Butler's Farm

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Action at Butler's Farm Marker
Inscription. On the 8th of July, 1813, an outpost of the invading force, encamped near Fort George, was defeated by a band of Six Nations and Western Indians led by Chiefs John Norton and Blackbird and interpreters Michel Brisebois, Louis Langlade and Barnet Lyons. Lieutenant Samuel Eldridge and 22 soldiers of the 13th United States Infantry were killed and 12 taken prisoners.

Le 8 juillet 1813, une bande d'Indiens des Six-Nations et d'Indiens de l'Ouest, conduite par les chefs John Norton et Blackbird et les interprètes Michel Brisebois, Louis Langlade et Barnet Lyons battirent un détachement américain de la force d'invasion campé près du fort George. Le lieutenant Samuel Eldridge et 22 fantassins du 13e Régiment d'Infanterie des États-Unis furent tués et douze autres faits prisonniers.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.074′ N, 79° 5.434′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Butler Street west of John Street West when traveling west. Touch for map. This historic marker is located at the western end of Butler Street, on the high ground, in an enclosed cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Action at Butler's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Action at Butler's Farm Marker
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) (approx. half a kilometer away); Negro Burial Ground 1830 (approx. half a kilometer away); The Battle of Fort George (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Remains of Three Soldiers (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Niagara Land Purchases (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Memorial Hall, 1906 (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Janet Carnochan 1839 - 1926 (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Action at Butler's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Action at Butler's Farm Marker
View looking east towards the end of Butler Street, with the backside of the historic maker (seemingly missing another historic plaque or marker on the backside) visible in the foreground.
Action at Butler's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Action at Butler's Farm Marker
View looking east at two rows of gravestones with the backside of the historic marker at the end of the rows of gravestones, and beyond that the end of Butler Street in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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