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Hamilton in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

March to Stoney Creek

 
 
March to Stoney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. March to Stoney Creek Marker
Inscription.
These ramparts were
erected by the British troops
during the War of 1812-15.
From this place on the night
of June 5th 1813,
700 men under the command
of Lieut. Colonel Harvey,
marched to Stoney Creek
where they surprised and routed
an American force of 3750 men
ridding the Niagara Peninsula
of the invaders.

 
Location. 43° 16.306′ N, 79° 53.278′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from York Boulevard north of Dundurn Street North. Touch for map. The historic marker is located in the Hamilton Cemetery, where a cemetery road cuts through one of the surviving earthworks erected by British troops as part of their fortifications on Burlington Heights. The marker is embedded in the earthwork on the west side of the road cut. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Line of Defense ( about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814 ( about 180 meters away); "The Burlington Races" 1813 ( about 210 meters away); Defensive Outwork
March to Stoney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. March to Stoney Creek Marker
View of the historic marker embedded in the earthwork fortifications of the British.
( about 210 meters away); United Empire Loyalists ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir John Harvey ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dundurn Castle ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Dundurn Castle ( approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
More about this marker. In his book, "Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812," Gilbert Collins states, "Across the road (from Harvey Park) in the Hamilton Cemetery are some outstanding remains of the fortifications erected by the British, and these are indicated by a large stone marker imbedded in the earth. Burlington Heights is easily reached from York Boulevard in the city of Hamilton." (page 142)
 
Also see . . .  Project:1812 – Burlington Heights. This is a link to information provided by Alex Luyckx. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
March to Stoney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. March to Stoney Creek Marker
View looking north of the road cut through one of the surviving earthworks at Hamilton Cemetery, with a view of the historic marker on the left (west) side of the cut.
March to Stoney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. March to Stoney Creek Marker
View looking south of the road cut through one of the surviving earthworks at the Hamilton Cemetery.
March to Stoney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. March to Stoney Creek Marker
View looking south along York Boulevard of the entrance to the Hamilton Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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