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Fort Erie in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn

 
 
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
Inscription. [Text on the base of the Cairn];

Here are buried
150 British Officers and Men
Who fell in the attack on Fort Erie
On the 26th day of August, 1814, and three
of the defenders, men of the United States
Infantry, whose remains were discovered
during the restoration of Fort Erie,
1938 & 1939

[Text on first of 2 plaques mounted on the Cairn]:

In Memory of the
Officers and Seamen of
the Royal Navy, The Off-
icers, Non commissioned
Officers and Privates
of the Royal Artillery,
Royal engineers, Royal
Marines, 1st Royal Scots
19th Light Dragoons, 6th,
8th (Kings) 41st, 82nd,
89th, 103rd, 104th, and
DeWatteville's Regiments,
the Glengarry Light Infa-
ntry and the Incorporated
Militia who fell during
the seige of Fort Erie,
August and September
- 1814 -

[Text on second of 2 plaques mounted on the Cairn]:

Officers Killed
During seige of Fort Erie
Colonel Hercules Scott
103rd Reg't
Lieut-Colonel Wm. Drummond
104th Reg't
Lieut-Colonel John Gordon
Royal Scots
Captain R.D. Patteson 6th Reg't
Captain Torrens 8th Reg't
Captain J.M. Wright 82nd Reg't
Captain E.D.
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
Close up view of the text at the base of the cairn.
Walker Incor. Militia
Lieut. Coples Radcliffe, R.N.
Lieut. Noel, Royal Scots
Lieut. J. Rutledge Royal Scots
Lieut. Barstow 8th Reg't
Lieut. Pellichody De Watterville's
Reg't
Ensign C. Langford 82nd Reg't

 
Location. 42° 53.653′ N, 78° 55.383′ W. Marker is in Fort Erie, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Lakeshore Road just south of Dominion Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Old Fort Erie Historical Park. In order to see this historic marker one must park your vehicle in the Old Fort Erie Park's parking lot, pay the entrance fee in the park's Visitor Center, walk from the Visitor Center towards the fort. This historical marker is located midway between the fort and the Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 1B6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capture of the "Ohio" and "Somers" (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Erie (about 120 meters away); "The Best Planned City" (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Waterfront Sites (approx.
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first of 2 plaques mounted on the Cairn.
1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Dedicated with Respect (approx. 1.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); 28th U. S. Infantry (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Oliver Hazard Perry Monument (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Erie.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second of 2 plaques mounted on the Cairn.
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
View of the cairn as seen from the Visitor Center along the pathway to Fort Erie.
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
6. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
View of the cairn as seen from the walls of Fort Erie.
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
7. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
View of the cairn as seen looking west from Lakeshore Road.
Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
8. Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn Marker
View of the cairn looking northeast through an opening in the fortified defenses of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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