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Hamilton in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Sir John Harvey

1778 - 1852

 
 
Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker
Inscription. From these heights, Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey set out with about 700 men on the night of June 5, 1813, to launch a surprise attack on an invading United States force of some 3,000 men camped at Stoney Creek. His rout of the troops commanded by Brigadier-General John Chandler under cover of darkness in the early hours of June 6, is generally credited with saving Upper Canada from being overrun by the enemy. Harvey was knighted in 1834, served as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick 1834-41, Governor of Newfoundland, 1841-46, and Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, 1846-51.
 
Erected 1958 by Ontario Archeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 16.187′ N, 79° 53.127′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker is on York Boulevard north of Dundurn Street North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The historic marker is located in Harvey Park, a short distance to the west of Dundurn Castle, on the Burlington Heights of Hamilton. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dundurn Castle (a few steps from this marker); United Empire Loyalists (a few
Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker
View of the historic marker in the right foreground, with a view of a "United Empire Loyalists" marker, affixed to a boulder, in the left background.
steps from this marker); a different marker also named Dundurn Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Allan Napier MacNab (within shouting distance of this marker); Defensive Outwork (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Line of Defense (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); March to Stoney Creek (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Sir John Harvey. This is a link to information provided by The War of 1812 Website. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker
View of the historic marker looking southeast with a distant view of the Dundurn Castle in the background.
Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852 Marker
View looking south, towards Dundurn Castle, of the historic marker situated on the edge of the parking lot for Harvey Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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