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"The Burlington Races" 1813 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
"The Burlington Races" 1813 Marker
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — "The Burlington Races" 1813
On the morning of September 28, 1813, a powerfully-armed United States fleet comprising ten ships under the command of Commodore Isaac Chauncey appeared off York (Toronto). The smaller British fleet of six vessels, commanded by Commodore Sir James . . . — Map (db m56759) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Burlington Heights 1813 - 1814
[English Text]: Here in June, 1813, General John Vincent assembled troops that made the successful night attack on the invaders at Stoney Creek. From this point of vantage, in December, 1813, the force which retook Fort George and . . . — Map (db m56725) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Defensive Outwork
About this spot was an outwork of the first line of defense 1812 - 1815Map (db m56758) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Dundurn Castle
This villa was completed in 1835 for Allan Napier MacNab. Incorporating an existing farmhouse, it was designed by the local architect, Robert Wetherell, as a statement of its owner's place in Hamilton society. The house features an eclectic blend of . . . — Map (db m66126) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Dundurn Castle — 1832 —
This mansion was built 1832-35 by Allan Napier MacNab (1798-1862) and named after the family ancestral seat in Scotland. Enlisting at fifteen, MacNab distinguished himself by his bravery in the War of 1812. He subsequently entered politics and was . . . — Map (db m66129) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — First Line of Defense
This Stone Marks The Line of Earthworks In First Line of Defense 1812 - 1815Map (db m56740) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Hamilton - Scourge Project War of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden
We honour here fifty-three sailors who lost their lives when their ships, HAMILTON and SCOURGE, capsized during a storm in the early morning hours of Sunday, 8th August 1813. These two armed merchant schooners lie in 90 metres of water, 30 . . . — Map (db m56928) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — HMCS Haida - NCSM Haida Tribal Class Destroyer National Historic Site of Canada
HMCS Haida is the last of the Tribal class destroyers which saw heavy action with the Australian, British and Canadian navies during World War II. Built for the Royal Canadian Navy at Newcastle, England, , in 1942, this ship served on the frigid . . . — Map (db m67343) WM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — March to Stoney Creek
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 . . . — Map (db m56756) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Sir Allan Napier MacNab 1798 - 1862
Politician, businessman, land speculator and soldier, Allan MacNab enjoyed a very public life. He was a successful lawyer and was appointed Upper Canada's first Queen's Counsel. In 1838 he was knighted for his role in suppressing the rebellion in . . . — Map (db m66130) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — Sir John Harvey 1778 - 1852
From these heights, Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey set out with about 700 men on the night of June 5, 1813, to launch a surprise attack on an invading United States force of some 3,000 men camped at Stoney Creek. His rout of the troops commanded by . . . — Map (db m56743) HM
Ontario (Hamilton County), Hamilton — United Empire Loyalists
In Lasting Memory of the United Empire Loyalists Who preferred to remain loyal British subjects and came to canada in large numbers immediately following the American Revolution of 1776 and the . . . — Map (db m66131) HM

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