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Fort Drummond

Fort Drummond

Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Fort Drummond

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
In Queenston, at Queenston Heights Park
at the north entrance to a wading pool

Coordinates: N 43 09.556 W 79 03.261


Plaque Text

This small redoubt, or square fortification, and the U-shaped advance battery, named in honour of Sir Gordon Drummond, were built in the late spring of 1814 to defend the main portage road from Chippawa to Queenston. The earthworks enclosed a blockhouse which sheltered 100 men. After the British defeat at the battle of Chippawa, these men abandoned Fort Drummond and joined Major-General Riall's forces retiring to Fort George on 10 July 1814. For two weeks the fort and surrounding heights were held by American forces. When they retreated to Lundy's Lane, the British reoccupied Fort Drummond.

Related Ontario plaques
The Battle of Chippawa
Fort George
Battle of Lundy's Lane



Other Plaques in Queenston
The Colonial Advocate
The Founding of Queenston
Laura Secord (1775-1868)
Major John Richardson 1796-1852
The Queenston Baptist Church

Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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