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Battle of Lundy's Lane

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo from Google Street View ©2012 Google - Posted April, 2012

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo Source - Wikipedia Commons

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Niagara Falls
In Lundy's Lane Battlefield
on the south side of Lundy's Lane
between Main Street and Drummond Road


Coordinates: N 43 05.352 W 79 05.749

Map

Plaque Text

This was the site of the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812. On the afternoon of 25th July, 1814, Lieutenant-General Gordon Drummond with about 2800 men engaged the invading American army which had recently been victorious at Chippawa. The armies were evenly matched and the six-hour battle lasted until darkness and heavy losses put an end to the fighting. Each force had lost over 800 men. Although each claimed victory, the Americans had failed to dislodge Drummond from his position. They withdrew the next day, ending their offensive in Upper Canada.



Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2012


Also on the grounds is this column with these
plaques and inscriptions attached.

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2012

Plaque Text

Erected by the Canadian Parliament in honour of the victory gained by the British & Canadian Forces on this field on the 25th Day of July 1814 and in grateful remembrance of the brave men who died on that day fighting for the unity of the Empire.
1895

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2012

Plaque Text

In enduring memory of Corporals Benjamin Morris and Thomas Seville, and Private Robert Martin, Forty-First Regiment of Foot; Captain Robert Spunner, Lieutenant John Henry Latham, Sergeant Thomas Cutts, Privates Christopher Armstrong, Joseph Boulton, James Cain, Charles Cooke, Thomas Cooke, Edward Corcoran, Joshua Corkin, Jeremiah Denchy, John Donovan, High Gorman, John Griffin, John Halloran, John Joyce, Thomas Lantry, Patrick Loughran, John Mathews, Jacob Miller, Thomas Orr, William Pacey, James Patterson, Patrick Quinn, William Rourke, Thomas Ryan, Timothy Sullivan, Thomas Telford, William Thompson, James Turner, Robert Wallace, Charles Wictam, Richard Wilmore, and William Wright, Second Battalion, Eighty-Ninth Regiment of Foot, killed in battle here, July 25, 1814.
A.D. 1938

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2012

Plaque Text

In enduring memory of Privates John Beckhouse, William Brenton, Mark Connory, Walter Duffis, John Harwood, Alexander Moffitt, and James Torbitt, One Hundred and Third Regiment of Foot; Lieutenant Henry N. Moorsom, Sergeant Peter Roy, Corporal William Rourke, Privates Joseph Hill, Moses Holmes, and Gaspard Saltscriber, One Hundred and Fourth Regiment of Foot; Sergeant Gaspard Forster, Privates Paul Doucet and Robert Jones, Glengarry Regiment of Light Infantry Fencibles; Ensigns John Campbell and John Macdonell and Private Francis Butler, the Volunteer Incorporated Battalion of Militia; Private George Coghill, First Regiment of Lincoln Militia, killed in battle here July 25, 1814.
A.D. 1938

Battle of Lundy's Lane

Photo and transcription by contributor Rick Mason - Posted September, 2017

Plaque Text

In enduring memory of Gunners David Coulter, Richard Esford, David Humphries, John McGaughey, and Thomas Tully, Royal Regiment of Artillery; Lieutenant William Hemphill, Corporal William Aiton, Privates William Brush, Neil Carnie, William Cayle, James Gordon, Felix Doyle, Joseph Dyke, Augustus Estrobia, John Fenton, James Fielding, Peter Helforty, Patrick Kearns, Matthew Kennaird, William McCormick, Thomas MacFarlane, Nicholas Poland, Thomas Richards, John Thompson, and William Wood, First Battalion, First Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots); Privates Owen Buckingham, William Bumby, Thomas Clark, Samuel Halfpenny, Edward McGrath, William Scott, Thomas White, and John Wilkins, First Battalion, Eighth Regiment of Foot (The King's), killed in battle here, 25th July, 1814.
A.D. 1938

Related Ontario plaques
The Battle of Chippawa
Battle of Cook's Mills

Related Toronto plaque
Sir Gordon Drummond 1771-1854

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> Posted September 16, 2012
My Great, Great, Great Grandfather, Orrin Cadwell, fought at the Battle of Lundy's Lane, under Captain E. Foster, 9th US Infantry, and was wounded a short time later at Fort Erie.




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