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Stoney Creek in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Battle of Stoney Creek

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Battle of Stoney Creek Marker
Inscription. [English Text]: Battle of Stoney Creek

During 1813 the Americans planned to invade Upper Canada from Detroit and the Niagara Peninsula. In late May, an American force crossed the Niagara River, seized Fort George, and with about 3500 troops moved inland in pursuit of the British who retreated to Burlington Heights. At Stoney Creek, a surprise night attack by about 700 regulars of the 8th and 49th Regiments of Foot under Lt.-Col. John Harvey halted the American advance and allowed the British to re-establish their position on the Niagara frontier. The Americans retreated to Forty Mile Creek and subsequently to Fort George.

[French Text]: La Bataille de Stoney Creek

Vers la fin mai, 1813, des forces americaines traversèrent le Niagara, prirent le fort George et fortes d'environ 3500 hommes, pourchasserent a l'interieur du pays les Britanniques qui battaient en retraite en direction de Burlington Heights. A Stoney Creek, grace a une attaque surprise de nuit, quelque 700 reguliers des 8e et 49e regiments d'infanterie, sous les ordres du lieutenant-colonel John Harvey, arreterent l'avance americaine et permirent aux Britanniques de reprendre leur position a la frontiere du Niagara. Les Americains se replierent sur Forty Mile Creek et par la suite sur le fort George.
 
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Battle of Stoney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Battle of Stoney Creek Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the front of the Battle of Stoney Creek Memorial Monument. The featured historical marker is located to the far right of the structure.
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 13.008′ N, 79° 45.986′ W. Marker is in Stoney Creek, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from King Street West east of Centennial Parkway South. Touch for map. This historic marker is affixed to the north side of the Stoney Creek Memorial Monument, which towers over the ridge where the American army was encamped, and where the battle took place. Marker is in this post office area: Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Their Fame Liveth (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Stoney Creek (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield House (about 120 meters away); The Nash-Jackson House (about 150 meters away); The Battlefield of Stoney Creek (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Billy Green Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hamilton - Scourge Project (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); HMCS Haida - NCSM Haida (approx. 9.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stoney Creek.
 
More about this marker. This historic marker represents an extremely significant event in the history of the War of 1812, especially from the Canadian perspective of the conflict.
Battlefield Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Battlefield Memorial Monument
View of the Stoney Creek Memorial Monument as seen from the base of the stairway that goes to the crest of the ridge where the monument is located.
The marker is affixed to a very impressive monument and the grounds that the monument is situated upon have some very nice landscaping. So all in all it is well worth the effort to see this historic marker and monument. That being said, it will require some walking to get to, you will not be able to reach it directly by car. Although it will not be an excessively long walk, it will still be a bit of a trek from the parking lot at the base of the escarpment to the monument on the ridge above the battlefield and because of that there will be a number of steps to climb. So be prepared, but I do believe that experiencing the historic marker, the monument, and the location are well worth the effort involved.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Stoney Creek. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek. This is a link to information provided by About.com, a part of the New York Times Company. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battlefield House Museum & Park. This is a link to information provided by the Friends of Battlefield House Museum & Park. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Battle of Stoney Creek. This is a link to information
Battlefield Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Battlefield Memorial Monument
View of the Stoney Creek Memorial Monument, as seen from the immediate base of the ridge.
provided by The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Battle of Stoney Creek. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Battle of Stoney Creek National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information from a website that is administered by Parks Canada. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Battlefield Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. Battlefield Memorial Monument
Another view of the Stoney Creek Memorial Monument.
Battlefield Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
6. Battlefield Memorial Monument
View of the Stoney Creek Memorial Monument as seen from across the landscaped field and hillside between the monument and the Battlefield House.
 
 
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 588 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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