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Stoney Creek in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Billy Green Monument

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Billy Green Monument Marker
Inscription. [Text on West Side of Monument]:

In Memory Of
Billy Green
"The Scout"

Who led British troops
in surprise night
attack winning decisive
Battle of Stoney Creek.
Born Feb. 4, 1794
Died Mar. 15, 1877

[Text on North Side of Monument]:

In Memory Of
Isaac Corman

Who gave the password
to Billy Green who in
turn gave it
to Gen. Harvey
camped at
Burlington Heights

[Text on East Side of Monument]:

In Memory Of
General Harvey

British Gen. who had
command at Battle
of Stoney Creek
June 6, 1813

 
Location. 43° 13.141′ N, 79° 46.15′ W. Marker is in Stoney Creek, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker is on King Street East west of Centennial Parkway South, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This historic monument is located in the Stoney Creek Cemetery, on the south side of the street, a short distance south of the King Street entrance (it can be seen from the entrance, once you know what you are looking for) and about 50 to 60
Billy Green Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Billy Green Monument Marker
View of the text on the west side of the monument.
feet west of the entrance roadway. 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. The Nash-Jackson House (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Stoney Creek (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Battlefield House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Battle of Stoney Creek (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Their Fame Liveth (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Battlefield of Stoney Creek (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hamilton - Scourge Project (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); HMCS Haida - NCSM Haida (approx. 9.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stoney Creek.
 
More about this marker. In his book, "Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812," Gilbert Collins states, "A gravestone-type monument honours General Harvey, Billy Green, and Isaac Corman for the part they played in the Battle of Stoney Creek....The monument is in the cemetery near the corner of King Street and Centennial Parkway, in Stoney Creek, Ontario." (page 140)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
Billy Green Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Billy Green Monument Marker
View of the text on the north side of the monument.
Billy Green Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Billy Green Monument Marker
View of the text on the east side of the monument.
Billy Green Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. Billy Green Monument Marker
A distant view of the historic monument and the surrounding tombstones.
Billy Green Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
6. Billy Green Monument Marker
View looking south from King Street of the sign for the Stoney Creek Cemetery, with the featured historic monument seen in the left/center distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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