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

Vrooman's Battery

La Batterie Vrooman

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Vrooman's Battery Marker
Inscription. Manned by Captain Samuel Hatt's 5th Lincoln (Militia) Regiment and a small party of the Lincoln Militia Artillery under Lieutenant John Ball, and consisting of one 24-pounder cannon mounted within a crescent-shaped earthwork, this Battery was engaged in the Battle of Queenston Heights on the 13th of October, 1812. Commanding the Niagara river, its continuous fire harassed the Americans crossing from Lewiston, provided cover for the British when they were first repulsed from the heights, and supported later attempts to regain them.

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 Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 10.657′ N, 79° 3.494′ W. Marker is near Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vrooman's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Vrooman's Battery Marker
, 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 EraWar of 1812
 
Vrooman's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Vrooman's Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway.
Vrooman's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Vrooman's Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the Niagara Parkway.
Vrooman's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Vrooman's Battery Marker
View of the historic marker as seen from across the street by the intersection of the 52n Service Road.
 
 
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 413 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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