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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
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Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — War of 1812
The Napoleonic Wars raged in Europe from 1803 to 1815 and had a global impact. Wishing to remain neutral and assert its independence, the United States continued to trade with both Britain and France. Nevertheless, diplomatic relations between the . . . — Map (db m139911) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Battle of Lundy’s LaneWar of 1812
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was a turning point in the War of 1812-14. While British Reinforcements began arriving in North America following the defeat of Napoleon in Europe, the Americans were pushing to gain control of the Niagara Peninsula. In . . . — Map (db m139907) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battle Stages
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was a turning Point in the War of 1812-14. While British reinforcements began arriving in North America following the defeat of Napoleon in Europe, the Americans were pushing to gain control of the Niagara Peninsula with . . . — Map (db m139921) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The British DefenseThe Battle of Lundy’s Lane
In the early evening of July 25th, 1814, the British commander, Lt. General Drummond stood on this hilltop. Having just received intelligence that an American force was marching northward in this direction along the Portage Road, he realized that . . . — Map (db m139912) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Americans Attack
Scott’s brigade approached from the south along the Portage Road. Shortly after 7pm on July 25, 1814, they emerged from the woods that covered the area south of this cemetery along present day Barker Street. Ahead, they saw the height of land at . . . — Map (db m139926) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Facing the American Attack
In the centre the repeated and determined attacks of the enemy were met by the 89th Regiment, the detachments of the Royals and King’s and the Light Company of the 41st, with the most perfect steadiness and intrepid gallantry, and the . . . — Map (db m139922) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Americans Capture the British Guns
The Americans surged forward, attempting to take the British position. This and repeated attempts failed and they endured heavy losses. Later, under cover of darkness, the American 21st Infantry made its way up the southeast slope of the hill. In a . . . — Map (db m139931) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — British Retreat
Following the capture of his artillery by the Americans, Lt. General Drummond and his troops retreated from their defensive position on the height of land in the cemetery to this area on the north side of the hill. Starting before 10 p.m. and . . . — Map (db m139914) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — American Withdrawal
After this fierce and bloody battle, General Brown ordered the American withdrawal southward. The American forces were not expelled from the position they won, but retired voluntarily. The British regained possession of the battlefield, but were in . . . — Map (db m139920) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Americans Withdraw
Around midnight, with both sides completely exhausted, the Americans withdrew to their camp at Chippawa. They left the British guns behind, allowing Drummond to reclaim them the following morning. “At the Falls of the Niagara we met the . . . — Map (db m139936) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Aftermath of Battle
British and American forces suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on July 25, 1814 and these were severe in proportion to the number of combatants. The casualty rates were nearly equal, as each side recorded around 800 casualties, . . . — Map (db m139918) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Churches Atop of Drummond Hill
As early as 1795, a small log church, used by a number of denominations, was on top of this hill. Destroyed during the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on July 25, 1814, it was not replaced until 1819 when a combination church and schoolhouse was constructed . . . — Map (db m139955) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Drummond Hill Cemetery
Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church Present during the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, a former church once sat at the north east end of the cemetery. Built in 1887 by A.J. Lowell, the current church was then modernized in 1961. Captain Abraham Hull & . . . — Map (db m139932) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battlefield Tourism
Following the close of the War of 1812, because both sides claimed victory here, the battlefield became a popular tourist destination. For many decades, veterans of the battle were available to conduct personal tours. In 1845, the first of five . . . — Map (db m139943) HM
Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battle Ground Hotel
Adam Fralick, a descendent of a United Empire Loyalist family, watched as the tourist industry grew around the War of 1812 battlefield at Lundy’s Lane. In 1836, he purchased this property and built the Battle Ground Hotel. Later, in 1850, Fralick . . . — Map (db m139940) HM

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