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Battle of Stoney Creek

Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Photo and transcription by contributor Joe Mielko - Posted May, 2011

Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

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 13.058 W 79 45.964


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Primary Plaque Text

During 1813 the Americans planned to invade Upper Canada from Detroit and the Niagara Peninsula. In late May, an American force crossed the Niagara River, seized Fort George, and with about 3500 troops moved inland in pursuit of the British who retreated to Burlington Heights. At Stoney Creek, a surprise night attack by about 700 regulars of the 8th and 49th Regiments of Foot under Lt.-Col. John Harvey halted the American advance and allowed the British to re-establish their position on the Niagara frontier. The Americans retreated to Forty Mile Creek and subsequently to Fort George.

Secondary Plaque Text

Canada Remembers Lieutenant Samuel Hooker, Sergeant Joseph Hunt, Privates James Daig, Thomas Fearnsides, Richard Hugill, George Longley, Laurence Meade, John Pegler, John Smith, and John Wale of the First Battalion of the Eighth (King's) Regiment of Foot; and Sergeant Charles Page, Privates James Adams, Alexander Brown, Michael Burke, Henry Carroll, Nathaniel Catlin, Martin Curley, Martin Donnolly, Peter Henley, John Hostler, Edward Killoran, Edward Little, Patrick Martin, and John Maxwell of the Forty-Ninth Regiment of Foot, killed in action here, 6th June, 1813.

Another plaque at this location
Battle of Stoney Creek 1813

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


War of 1812

Hamilton Plaques

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> Posted June 11, 2009
Cool. My class and I went there last Friday. There were stations where we could do stuff they did in 1812. We even got to see the cannon shoot and pretend to be soldiers on the battlefield! :P It was awesome!

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