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The Battle of Fort George

The Battle of Fort George

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

The Battle of Fort George

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At the north end of Queen Street
just past Newark Street on the east side


Coordinates: N 43 15.722 W 79 05.071

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Plaque Text

On May 25, 1813, the American fleet and the batteries at Fort Niagara across the river began a devastating two-day bombardment of Fort George. On the 27th a large American force was landed and after a brief engagement in which his outnumbered garrison sustained heavy casualties, Brigadier-General John Vincent made an orderly withdrawal towards Burlington. The capture of Fort George left the Americans in control of the Niagara frontier, but Vincent's troops a week later won a decisive victory at Stoney Creek, preventing the Americans from gaining the whole peninsula.

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Fort George
Burlington Heights 1813-1814
Battle of Stoney Creek

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