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Near Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

5. The Decisive Battle

The Battle of Queenston Heights Walking Tour

 

—Stop 5 of the 5-stop walking tour —

 
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. The Decisive Battle Marker
Inscription. On the plateau before you, the British and Americans met for battle. The British formed a line to your right, the Americans to your left. General Sheaffe formed a British counter-offensive force of nine hundred men in a line shoulder to shoulder. The Americans were slightly greater in number but had not been reinforced with troops or arms since the arrival of the Indians. They had to meet the British with their backs to the river precipice. The British combined force advanced with fixed bayonets and with no route of escape available, the Americans were forced to surrender.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 43° 9.618′ N, 79° 3.149′ W. Marker is near Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Niagara Parkway just north of Portage Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in a community/historic park area and is located along a walking trail near the crest of the Niagara Escarpment, very near the Brock Memorial Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 ( a few steps from this marker); Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. The Decisive Battle Marker
View of the plaque on the top of the historical monument.
( within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe ( within shouting distance of this marker); Brock's Monument ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Queenston Heights ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Queenston Heights ( within shouting distance of this marker); 1. Attack ( about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord ( about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is located in the Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada and is stop #5 on, The Battle of Queenston Heights Walking Tour. According to the Niagara Parks web site, this historical marker is located "on the heights near Brock's monument."
 
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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. The Decisive Battle Marker
A close-up view of the text on the top of the historical monument.
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. The Decisive Battle Marker
A close-up view of the map, showing the route of the battlefield walking tour, on the top of the historical monument.
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. The Decisive Battle Marker
A close-up view of the battlefield scene sculpting on the top of the historical monument.
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. The Decisive Battle Marker
View of the historical marker looking southwest along the Battle of Queenston Heights walking tour pathway, with the crest of the Niagara Escarpment in the background, and in the distant background just beyond the two trees is the Brock Memorial Monument.
The Decisive Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
7. The Decisive Battle Marker
View of the historical marker looking northeast along the Battle of Queenston Heights walking tour pathway, which is heading down the face of the Niagara Escarpment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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