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Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2018

Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2018

Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2012

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
In Battlefield Park on King Street
just east of Centennial Parkway South

Coordinates: N 43 12.999 W 79 45.992


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Plaque Text

On June 5, 1813, an invading United States army of about 3,000 men, commanded by Brigadier-General John Chandler, camped in this vicinity. That evening some 700 British regulars of the 8th and 49th Regiments, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey, left their encampment on Burlington Heights to attack the enemy. The assault was launched early the following morning under cover of darkness. In the fierce fighting which followed, heavy losses were suffered on both sides, but the Americans were defeated and withdrew after their senior officers, Brigadier-Generals Chandler and Winder, were captured. This victory is credited with preventing Upper Canada from being overrun in 1813.

Another plaque at this location
Battle of Stoney Creek

Related Ontario plaques
Sir John Harvey 1778-1852
Burlington Heights 1813-1814


War of 1812

Hamilton Plaques

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> Posted May 28, 2008
Yo. I live almost right beside the Battlefield Park. Check out the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek sometime in June or July.

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