Near Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
La Batterie Vrooman
Manoeuvrée par le capitaine Samuel Hatt, du 5e Régiment Lincoln (milice) et un détachement de l'artillerie de milice Lincoln sous les ordres du lieutenant John Ball, ce canon de vingt-quatre livres était mis en batterie en forme de demi-lune. Elle fut utilisée à la bataille de Queenston Heights le 13 octobre 1812. Assurant la maîtrise de la Niagara, son tir continu harcela les Américaines qui traversaient la rivière à Lewiston, couvrit les troupes britanniques repoussées des hauteurs et appuya leurs tentatives ultérieures pour les reprendre.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments
Location. 43° 10.657′ N, 79° 3.494′ W. Marker is near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway north of Line 8 Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on the river side of the roadway, a short distance north of the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights and south of the site of Fort George. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14759 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom Crossing Monument (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); a different marker also named Freedom Crossing Monument (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Battle of Queenston Heights (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); a different marker also named The Battle of Queenston Heights (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Chloe Cooley and the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada (approx. one kilometer away); Barton House (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Major John Richardson (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Hennepin Park (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.).
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 •
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 430 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.