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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

3. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock

 
 
The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 28, 2012
1. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker
Marker stand - bronze marker is missing.
Inscription. On the river banks below here, the Americans were trapped. To the right the Americans scaled the river cliff and seized the Heights above. To the left the British held the Village of Queenston. A British 18-pounder cannon situated here within an earthwork called a "redan". On October 13, 1812, this cannon hindered the reinforcement of the American troops trapped below. Arriving from Fort George, Major-General Brock came here to direct the defence of Queenston and await reinforcements, however the small enemy detachment which had scaled the cliffs behind the redan made a surprise attack forcing the British to retreat into the village. Brock led two hundred men in a counter-attack during which he was mortally wounded. Another assault, led by Brock's aide de camp, John Macdonell, was repulsed by the Americans who were soon firmly in control of the Heights.
 
Location. 43° 9.716′ N, 79° 3.026′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Niagara Parkway 0.4 kilometers east of York Street (Local Route 81), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This is Stop #3 of the 5-stop walking tour. It is barely visible beside a cannon downslope from a scenic lookout on the Niagara Parkway. A trail and stairs lead
The Redan image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 28, 2012
2. The Redan
Location of marker beside a cannon
down to the site. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Redan Battery (here, next to this marker); The Niagara Escarpment (within shouting distance of this marker); 4. The Counter-Offensive Takes Shape (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 180 meters away); 1. Attack (about 210 meters away); 2. The Treacherous River Cliff (about 210 meters away); 5. The Decisive Battle (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. The bronze marker is missing and only the stand is present beside a cannon.
 
Regarding 3. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock. Nearby is another marker on a group of boulders describing the site of "Redan Battery"
 
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. War of 1812
 
The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker
A distant view looking east from the walking trail of stop #3 on the walking tour, where the cannon is located on the left, and of boulder where the redan battery was located on the right.
The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker
View looking north from the site of the redan battery marker, of the historic marker at stop #3 of the battle ground walking tour, in the background.
The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock Marker
View of the historic marker site at walking tour stop #3, and the nearby cannon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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