Thorold in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers
Who Died in the
War of 1812
Erected by American Legion Post 105, North East Pennsylvania.
Location. 43° 7.352′ N, 79° 12.08′ W. Marker is in Thorold, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Sullivan Avenue just south of Towpath Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in Beaversdam Battlefield Park, near the north entrance to the park, along a walking trail that runs north to south through the park, just southwest of the downtown business district. Marker is in this post office area: Thorold, Ontario L2V 1W8, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Dams (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur S. Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Bean, Ph.D., M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Thorold (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lock 24 - First Welland Canal Vertical Lift Bridges (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Bollards & Fairleads (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thorold.
Regarding In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers. This particular memorial to dead unknown American soldiers who died in the War of 1812, would have been for those soldiers that died in the Battle of Beaver Dams. The original marker for the Battle of Beaver Dams is located immediately behind this particular historical marker.
The original marker for the Battle of Beaver Dams is of particular interest because it is currently not at it's original location. It was originally placed at the actual site of the battle back in 1923, but with the building of the Welland Canal some of the battle's landscape was changed and it was decided to move all of the battlefield memorials from their original locations and to relocate them in this park, named Battle of Beaverdams Park (even though it isn't the site of the battle).
I would have liked to have created an individual publication just for the original Beaver Dams monument, but I was afraid that it didn't have enough information in it's text to meet the publication requirements.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Battle of Beaver Dams - History of War. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.