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Vrooman's Battery

Vrooman's Battery

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Vrooman's Battery

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
On the east side of the Niagara Parkway
2.1 km north of York Road (Road 81) in Queenston


Coordinates: N 43 10.655 W 79 03.497

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Plaque Text

Manned by Captain Samuel Hatt's 5th Lincoln (Militia) Regiment and a small party of the Lincoln Militia Artillery under Lieutenant John Ball, and consisting of one 24-pounder cannon mounted within a crescent-shaped earthwork, this Battery was engaged in the Battle of Queenston Heights on the 13th of October, 1812. Commanding the Niagara river, its continuous fire harassed the Americans crossing from Lewiston, provided cover for the British when they were first repulsed from the heights, and supported later attempts to regain them.

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