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Engagement at the Forty

Engagement at the Forty

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Engagement at the Forty

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2012

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Grimsby
On the northwest corner of Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive

Coordinates: N 43 12.251 W 79 33.222


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Plaque Text

Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on 8th June, 1813, American forces, retreating after the battle of Stoney Creek, were bombarded by a British flotilla under Sir James Lucas Yeo. Indians and groups of the 4th and 5th Regiments Lincoln Militia joined in the attack and created such confusion in the enemy ranks that they abandoned this position and retreated to Fort George.

Related Ontario plaques
Battle of Stoney Creek
Sir James Lucas Yeo 1782-1818

War of 1812

Grimsby Plaques

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