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  Battle of Queenston Heights - MSN Encarta
The Battle of Queenston Heights was a British victory during the War of 1812 which took place on October 13, 1812, near Queenston, Ontario.
Queenston Heights, Battle of Before dawn on 13 Oct 1812, the New York state militia launched an invasion across the treacherous currents of the Niagara River at QUEENSTON, UC...
Battle of Queenston Heights (October 13, 1812), British victory in the War of 1812.
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  Battle of Queenston Heights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Queenston Heights was a battle of the War of 1812 which took place on October 13, 1812, near Queenston, Ontario.
The Battle of Queenston Heights by James B. Dennis depicts the unsuccessful American landing on October 13, 1812.
The United States under Van Rensselaer launched the attack on the Queenston Heights at 3:00 in the morning, by crossing the Niagara River in a group of boats that proved too few to serve the needs of the large US invading force, and too small to carry artillery across the river.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Queenston_Heights   (3116 words)

  
 War of 1812
Having lost one army at Detroit, the Americans lost another at Queenston Heights (see QUEENSTON HEIGHTS, BATTLE OF), Oct 13, after their militia stood on its constitutional guarantee and refused to cross into Canada.
Tecumseh died in the battle, an event signalling the end of the northwestern Indian alliance.
The bitter battle of LUNDY'S LANE followed on July 25 within earshot of the Niagara cataract.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008442   (1372 words)

  
 List of battles (geographic) - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The battles on this page are organized by country, that is, by the present location of the battlefield, not by the countries which participated in the battle.
Battle of Quebec (1759) - Seven Years' War, includes the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
Battle of Grotnik - 1439 - Polish rebellion*Battle of Grunwald - 1410
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 Queenston Heights ~ Brock's Monument - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
On the fateful morning of the battle, Brock raced from Fort George to Queenston.
In a valiant effort to retake the Heights of Queenston, he was fatally wounded while leading his troops into battle.
The monument is owned by Parks Canada and is situated in Queenston Heights Park, which is maintained year-round by The Niagara Parks Commission.
www.niagaraparks.com /heritage/queenston_history.php   (380 words)

  
 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- SHEAFFE & QUEENSTON HEIGHTS
After dispatching word to Sheaffe to hasten to the heights with half the garrison troops and the flying artillery, Brock with a detachment of the 49th threw caution to the winds and charged up the hill to retake the captured cannon.
General Sheaffe had gained access to the heights unseen by the Americans who were astounded and taken completely by surprise at the sudden appearance of the red wave of British and Canadian soldiers with bayonets gleaming in the bright October sunlight.
The Americans were stranded on the Heights with their backs to the river, the Queenston defenders on their right and Norton's warriors and Sheaffe's forces fast approaching from the front.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /1812/18123.html   (3543 words)

  
 Queenston- FREE Queenston Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
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 An Account of the Battle of Queenston Heights, October 13, 1812 - War of 1812
About half-an-hour before daylight yesterday morning, (the 13th of October, Tuesday), being stationed at one of the batteried between Fort George and Queenston, I heard a heavy cannonade from Fort Grey on the American side situate on the height of the mountain, and commanding the town of Queenston.
The cannon from both sides roared incessantly, shells were bursting in the air, and the side of the mountain above Queenston was illumined by the continual discharge of small arms.
All the force that could be mustered was collected, and we marched through the fields back of Queenston, ascended the mountain on the right, and remained in the woods in rear of the enemy till intelligence was gained of their position.
www.warof1812.ca /queenstn.htm   (1914 words)

  
 19th Century Conflict and Change in Canada - Battle of Queenston Heights
The Battle of Queenston Heights was fought on October,13,1812.
Queenston Heights was one of the most famous battles fought.
This battle was won by John Norton and General Shaeffe on October,13,1812 at Queenston Heights.
currwww.smcdsb.on.ca /mdy/Queenstonheights.htm   (1765 words)

  
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American troops lead by General Stephan Van Rensselaer, crossed the river at Queenston in a surprise attack and captured the Redan battery.
It was a large cannon located on the Heights, which was perceived to be a threat to the village of Lewiston New York.
Below is a map of the battle area and a monument to Vrooman's Battery
members.tripod.com /~war1812/qheights.html   (633 words)

  
 The War of 1812
Meanwhile, the small British force at Queenston Heights is heartened by arrival of General Brock from Fort George and news that there are more reinforcements on the way.
The redcoats are forced from the Heights with only enough time to spike their biggest cannon.
The battle at Queenston convinces many people that a defense of Canada is possible.
www.galafilm.com /1812/e/events/queenston.html   (528 words)

  
 Queenston Heights, Battle of
Discovering a hidden path to the top of the escarpment, the Americans were able to seize a redan from which a gun had been hampering the flow of reinforcements across the river and gain control of the battle.
After Brock's aide-de-camp, Lt-Col John Macdonell, was mortally wounded in a similar vain assault, Maj-Gen Roger Hale Sheaffe, arriving from Fort George with reinforcements, ascended the heights out of sight of the Americans.
The victory, following hard on Brock's bloodless capture of Detroit, did much to raise the morale of the inhabitants of Upper Canada and convince them that they could resist conquest by their larger neighbour to the south.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006615   (229 words)

  
 Re-living History: The War of 1812
The American commander, Major General Stephan Van Rensselaer, planned to cross the Niagara River and capture the town of Queenston, where the concentration of British troops seemed to be less than at other locations on the Niagara border.
The Battle of Queenston Heights was a boost to British morale.
However, the most famous moment of the battle is General Brock's heroic charge up the hill, despite the fact that it accomplished nothing.
library.thinkquest.org /22916/qheights.html   (428 words)

  
 Wars, Battles & Rebellions - Canadian Heritage Gallery
Battle of Tippecanoe Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811, in which United States troops crushed a last, desperate Indian uprising, under the Shawnee leader, the Prophet, and his brother, Tecumseh.
Queenston Heights The American retreat from Queenston Heights in a composite, imagined view, with American forces in full withdrawal during the War of 1812.
Queenston Heights-3 Battle of Queenston Heights, Upper Canada, and the death of Sir Isaac Brock, October, 1812.
www.canadianheritage.org /galleries/warsbattlesrebellions0400.htm   (224 words)

  
 Queenston, Ontario - Niagara - World Wonder & Wine Country - Southern Ontario Tourism
The village of Queenston was home to a famous Canadian heroine of the War of 1812, Laura Secord.
General Sir Isaac Brock was killed in the Battle of Queenston Heights but his monument with its 235 steps to the top, still looks out over the very countryside that he gave his life fighting for.
The Laura Secord Homestead in the village of Queenston is a museum and is open to the public.
www.soto.on.ca /niagara_world_wonder_and_wine_country/queenston.html   (247 words)

  
 Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812
The battle of Queenston Heights was a British victory early in the War of 1812 that turned back the first American attack on the Niagara front.
He was alerted to the fighting at Queenston by the sound of the American guns, and had dashed south to investigate.
Meanwhile the troops on top of the heights came under fire from a force of Indians, who attacked from the trees around their position.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_queenston_heights.html   (1124 words)

  
 Encounters: Fort George
The Americans had taken possession both the Redan Battery and Queenston Heights but the British troops were not entirely beaten.
The British garrison at Chippawa was also on their way to join the battle and about 100 Six Nations warriors were also ready to fight; they hid in the nearby woods, firing at the approaching American lines.
By 4:00 in the afternoon, the battle was over, and the Americans had suffered a humiliating defeat.
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 The Friends of Fort George :: Brock's Monument
The builders of the monument made it so impressive because the Battle of Queenston Heights and Brock himself symbolized the continuation of their strong ties with Great Britain.
Queenston Heights Walking Tours (for school groups only) must be pre-booked and are offered May, June, September & October.
Enhanced walking tours of Queenston Heights, starting at the base of Brock's Monument with Robert Malcomson, author and historian: Date to be announced.
www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca /bm.htm   (392 words)

  
 Niagara Region travel guide - Wikitravel
Queenston Heights is the location of the famous Battle for Queenston Heights.
At Queenston Heights there is a tea room and a humongous monument to General Brock who died gloriously in the Battle of Queenston Heights.
The Niagara River Recreation Trail is a 56km paved trail running along the Niagara River from Fort Erie in the south to Fort George in Niagara on the Lake in the north.
wikitravel.org /en/Niagara_Region   (979 words)

  
 Queenston Heights Battlefield Walking Tour
The Battle of Queenston Heights took place on Tuesday, 13 October 1812.
From that day forward, Queenston Heights would forever be a benchmark in their lives.
Malcomson’s most recent work A Very Brilliant Affair: The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812 gives a new look at the battle and events on the memorable date of 13 October 1812.
www.napoleonicminiatureswargame.com /queenstonheightstour.html   (358 words)

  
 Queenston Heights - Niagara Attraction
Queenston Heights Park is the site of a War of 1812 battle in which Sir Isaac Brock was killed.
Food is available at a snack bar or at Queenston Heights Restaurant (open seasonally).
Queenston Heights Park is located on top of the 106 m.
www.onlineniagara.com /queenston_heights.htm   (141 words)

  
 The War of 1812- Niagara Frontier and York - 1812
The village of Queenston developed in the 20 years before the war along the river's edge and up the bank to the base of the Heights.
The Battle of Queenston Heights was fought in this vicinity.
General Isaac Brock's death at the battle was considered both heroic and a severe loss to the military effort.
www.archives.gov.on.ca /ENGLISH/exhibits/1812/niagara_1812.htm   (565 words)

  
 BOOK - A Very Brilliant Affair, The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812. By Robert Malcomson
We follow the battle through the eyes of participants: Jared Willson wonders if he is going to become "a cold Yankee," and the Canadian Archie McLean ignores orders by running to the fight with his friend John Beverley Robinson.
The battle was a sharp lesson for the young U.S. Army and its political masters in Washington and a critical morale booster in Upper Canada.
With his brother, he co-authored HMS Detroit: The Battle for Lake Erie and he has written several monographs, including The Battle of Queenston Heights and Burying General Brock: A History of Brock's Monuments for the Friends of Fort George.
globalgenealogy.com /countries/canada/military/resources/307023.htm   (988 words)

  
 boldts.net - Niagara - Queenston Heights
Queenston Heights is where the gorge ends, and the Niagara River flows out over the flat land below.
The Niagara Peninsula was the site of many important battles in the War of 1812, between British North America and the United States.
One of the heroines of the war was Laura Secord (born September 13, 1775 in Barrington, Mass., died October 17, 1868 in Chippawa).
www.boldts.net /Niagara9.shtml   (266 words)

  
 19th Century Conflict and Change in Canada - Isaac Brock
He was born in 1769 and died in the Battle of Queenston Heights in 1812.
He was in the War of 1812 and died at Queenston Heights.
This is Issac Brocks uniform which he got shot in by an American sniper in the Battle of Queenston Heights(1812).
currwww.smcdsb.on.ca /mdy/Brock.htm   (332 words)

  
 L24queenston
Queenston Heights was the site of the War of 1812 Battle of Queenston Heights where Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was killed in action in the defense of Upper Canada (now Ontario).
The hike begins at the southern terminus cairn at the eastern end of Queenston Heights Park.
The trail begins at the southern terminus cairn located near the parking lot in the eastern end of Queenston Heights Park.The trail heads west beside a row of trees before entering deep woods.
www.torontohiking.com /Hikes/L24queenston/l24queenston.html   (933 words)

  
 Queenston Heights Park - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment, this is the birthplace of Canada - garden and nature lovers, hikers and picnickers have used this park for generations.
Queenston Heights Park is also a terminus point of the Bruce Trail, which winds it way northward over several hundred kilometers to Tobermory.
Note: Access to the interior of Brock's Monument is closed to the public in 2007 as repairs are being made to the structure.
www.niagaraparks.com /garden/qh_park.php   (210 words)

  
 Battlefield House Museum -- Welcome -- Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
It was here, on June 6, 1813, that the Battle of Stoney Creek took place during the War of 1812.
Every year a Military Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek is held in June.
Outstanding Events - In 2006, Festivals and Events Ontario awarded the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek the distinction of being one of the top 50 events in Ontario.
www.battlefieldhouse.ca   (213 words)

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