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The Battle of Queenston Heights

Battle of Queenston Heights

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Battle of Queenston Heights

Photo from Google Street View ©2016 Google - Posted July, 2016

Battle of Queenston Heights

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Battle of Queenston Heights

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Battle of Queenston Heights

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Battle of Queenston Heights

Photo Source - Wikipedia Commons

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At Brock's Monument on Queenston Heights


Coordinates: N 43 09.601 W 79 03.173

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The Battle of Queenston Heights
Plaque Text

In the early morning of 13 October 1812, American troops under Major-General Stephen Van Rensellaer crossed the Niagara River and took possession of Queenston Heights. Major-General Isaac Brock hurried from Fort George to lead a small force against the invaders and was killed in an attempt to regain the heights. In the afternoon, Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe with his force of British regulars, militia and Indians from Fort George strengthened by reinforcements from Chippawa, took the hill from the west flank, capturing 958 prisoners. This celebrated victory ended the American offensive of 1812.

Their Fame Liveth Plaque Text

In enduring memory of Sergeant Charles Merryweather and Privates Thomas Haynes and David Jones of the Forty-First Regiment of Foot, Privates Richard Frickleton, Thomas Gee, Martin Hall, Thomas Levins, John Merrick, William Newman, John Smith and Richard Wade of the Forty-Ninth Regiment of Foot, Private Henry Cope of the Second Regiment of York Militia, Private Thomas Smith of the Third Regiment of York Militia, Ayanete and Kayentatirhon, Cayuga Chiefs, Ta Kanentye, Onodaga warrior, Kayarawagor and Sakangonguquate, Oneida warriors, killed in action here, 13th October, 1812.

Other plaques at Brock's Monument
The Colored Corps 1812-1815
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851

Related Ontario plaques
Fort George
Vrooman's Battery

Other plaques mentioning Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812
The Capture of Detroit
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
The Francois Baby House
Hull's Landing 1812
The Long Point Settlement
Port Stanley
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851
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