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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 on October 13, 1812, which took place near Queenston, Ontario, in Canada.
It was fought between the United States, led by Stephen Van Rensselaer, and the British, led by Isaac Brock and Roger Sheaffe.
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   (2196 words)

  
 Queenston, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Village of Queenston (43°10′ N 79°03′ W) is located 5km north of Niagara Falls, Ontario in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Queenston was first settled in the 1770's by United Empire Loyalist refugees and emigrees from the United States.
British, Mohawk and Canadian colonial troops defeated an American invasion force here in the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queenston   (141 words)

  
 General Brock.com — Queenston Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The importance of his role at Queenston was recognized by only a few but he gained recognition at the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814.
The weapons used in the Queenston Heights battle ranged from the 24-pounder gun to the simple bayonet.
The village of Queenston was too well defended, so the attackers had no choice but to climb up to the Heights directly.
www.generalbrock.com /level2/queenston.htm   (2191 words)

  
 Queenston Heights Park - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Facilities include two picnic pavilions, washrooms, children's splash pad, fine dining at Queenston Heights Restaurant, tennis courts, a bandshell, snack bar and children's playground.
Queenston Heights Park is also a terminus point of the Bruce Trail, which winds it way northward over several hundred kilometres to Tobermory.
Queenston Heights Park is located only minutes past the Butterfly Conservatory.
www.niagaraparks.com /nature/queenston.php   (231 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Battle of Queenston Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Queenston Heights, Battle of (October 13, 1812), British victory in the War of 1812.
In June 1812 the Congress of the United States declared war on the United Kingdom and embarked on the conquest of Canadian territory.
height of a prism, height of a trapezoid, height of a triangle, slant height of a cone, slant height of a pyramid
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 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.
We researched the Battle of Queenston Heights and found it very interesting due to the fact that it was always giving new information.
www.smcdsb.on.ca /mdy/Queenstonheights.htm   (1765 words)

  
 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   (1880 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.
As the British retake the town of Queenston, the US troops on the Heights cannot consolidate their position.
www.galafilm.com /1812/e/events/queenston.html   (528 words)

  
 The War of 1812- Niagara Frontier and York - 1812
A large force crossed the Niagara River and was able to outflank the British forces on the Heights and force their retreat from the artillery batteries.
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.
www.archives.gov.on.ca /english/exhibits/1812/niagara_1812.htm   (568 words)

  
 Queenston Heights Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the fiercest battle of the War of 1812 once took place in the area now called Queenston Heights Park.
It is the focal point of the acres of manicured lawn, gardens, pathways and picnic facilities which occupy the surrounding parklands.
Near the imposing Brock's Monument is a stone memorial to Laura Secord who, by her bravery, saved the Battle of Beaver Dam in 1813.
www.mywebman.com /tour/qhpark.html   (167 words)

  
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In the American camp opposite Queenston all was bustle on the 10th of October; and at three the next morning the whole army was again astir, waiting till the vanguard had seized the landing on the British side.
Sheaffe was to follow towards Queenston the very instant the Americans had shown their hand decisively in that direction; while Evans was to stay at Fort George and keep down the fire from Fort Niagara.
But he retorted, not without reason, that the affair at Queenston is a caution against relying on crowds who go to the banks of the Niagara to look at a battle as on a theatrical exhibition.' The other abortive attempt at invasion was made by the advance-guard of the commander-in-chief's own army.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/1/4/5/8/14582/14582.txt   (21915 words)

  
 Ldot Vets - The War of 1812, 1812-1814
Having information about a fisherman's path leading up to the heights Capt. John Wool of the 13th US Infantry led a charge that led up to taking the heights.
With Alfred and some survivors Brock retreated down with the rest of his troops who were seeking shelter in the Hamilton House.
Thinking whoever controlled the heights controlled Canada, Brock rallied up his soldiers and led a attack straight at the heights.
www.angelfire.com /md2/Ldotvets/1812/Queenston.html   (431 words)

  
 Wars, Battles & Rebellions - Canadian Heritage Gallery
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.
Queenston Heights-1 British troops charging at Queenston Heights, Upper Canada, October 13, 1812.
www.canadianheritage.org /galleries/warsbattlesrebellions0400.htm   (224 words)

  
 Quercus
Ontario: "in woods, Queenston Heights, Sept. 12, 1896, Wm.
Bur Oak is otherwise frequent in low, set soil in the forests that remain along the Niagara River and its tributaries.
Ontario: sight record (Soper) #241, Queenston Heights; one mile S of Queenston, high land, Miller (673), Aug. 18, 1952; Niagara Falls, M. Kirk, May 21, 1938 (Kirk personal herbarium), Heimburger (1955).
www.mobot.org /plantscience/ResBot/Flor/WNY-Niag/quercus.htm   (2955 words)

  
 Niagara Grand - Dinner Theatre | Niagara on the Lake, Ontario   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Niagara Grand Dinner Theatre is located at the Queenston Heights Restaurant, minutes away from the brink of the Falls and Casino Niagara.
The theatre is situated in the historic Queenston Heights Park, the focal point on the Niagara River Parkway.
Queenston Heights restaurant hosts a perfect venue for Dinner Theatre with it's elegant architecture, and warm exquisite sit down meal.
www.niagaragrand.com /q   (163 words)

  
 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.
Title bar images: The monument on the left is the one that towers over Queenston Heights today.
In 2006, watch for enhanced walking tours of Queenston Heights, starting at the base of Brock's Monument with Robert Malcomson, author and historian.
www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca /bm.htm   (307 words)

  
 Battle of Queenston Heights, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DESCRIPTION: "Upon the heights of Queenston one dark October day, Invading foes were marshalled in battle's dread array." General Brock, intent on repelling the invaders, leads his troops up the hill and is killed.
A small force of American regulars would attack Brock's force on Queenston Heights, and be brutally repulsed.
I have to dispute the song's contention that Mcdonell, had he lived, "might be what Brock became"; Brock had already done far more by his campaigns in the Ontario peninsula.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore/ballads/FMB066.html   (280 words)

  
 General Brock.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In it, I've marked Brock's Monument, the Queenston Heights restaurant and Laura Secord's Monument.
Brock was the first "Canadian" hero, an odd tag for him to wear since he was born an ocean away and couldn't wait to shake the crusty frontier mud from his boots in favour of returning to Europe.
But he wears the tag well, and the massive monument that stands today in Queenston stands as a testament to Canada's feelings towards him.
www.generalbrock.com   (601 words)

  
 Swertia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ontario: Queenston, J. White, Aug. 1, 1911; Wm.
was formerly common on the slopes of Queenston Heights," Hamilton (1943).
Specimens at TRT: "Queenston Heights, 19 June 1897, 28 June 1897, 5 July 1899, W. Scott, Queenston, 1 August 1911, J. White..." McIntosh and Catling (1979).
www.mobot.org /plantscience/ResBot/Flor/WNY-Niag/swertia.htm   (152 words)

  
 Yahoo! GeoCities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Account of the Celebration at Queenston Heights, Ontario, on October 12th, 1912
My intention in reproducing this book is simply to provide all those interested in the War of 1812, the history of Ontario, and the history of Canada, access to a unique and rare publication documenting the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Brock's death at the Battle of Queenston Heights.
The book totals only 96 pages in text, but included are several illustrations, and a number photographs of the celebration.
www.geocities.com /brockcent/mainpage.html   (92 words)

  
 Battles of the War of 1812
The commanding officer at the time, General Solomon Van Rensselaer, devised a plan to seize Queenston Height on the British side, while Smyth, a political appointee, attacked Fort George.
Smyth was unwilling to comply with this plan, but Van Rensselaer decided to go and attack Queenston anyway because of his advantage in the number of men he had.
Not all of his troops were able to cross the river and his plan failed.
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 A Very Brilliant Affair: The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is, surprisingly, the first full-length study of the Battle of Queenston Heights.
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.
Robert Malcomson provides a long-needed study of this famous engagement which scrapes away the barnacles of mythology that have attached themselves to it in the nearly two centuries since it was fought.
www.rbstudiobooks.com /avba.html   (909 words)

  
 The War of 1812: Little Known Facts
Frigate-by-Numbers: In order to reduce the incredible cost of warship construction in Canada, the Admiralty had a 32-gun frigate, HMS Psyche, built in the United Kingdom and then knocked down and transported piece by piece across the Atlantic where it was reconstructed at Kingston.
Proud Memorial: When it was completed in the 1850’s, the Brock Memorial on Queenston Heights was one of the tallest structures in the world.
The Battle of the Brass: The battle of Bladensburg in August 1814 was the only battle in American history where the President, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of State were all present.
www.galafilm.com /1812/e/background/facts_3.html   (373 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Major-General Isaac Brock hurried from Fort George to lead a small force against the invaders and was killed in an attempt to regain the heights.
Opposing the invading enemy, he fell near these Heights on the 13th October 1812, in the 43rd year of his age, revered and lamented by the people whom he governed, and deplored by the sovereign to whose services his life had been devoted.
His leadership culminated in the capture of Detroit and the defeat of the US invaders at Queenston Heights in 1812.
www.redcoat.info /canada.htm   (2888 words)

  
 Queenston
Queenston Mining and Kirkland Lake Gold Form Joint Venture to Explore Newmont Property Adjacent to Macassa Mine.
Queenston Mining and Kirkland Lake Gold Form Joint Venture to Explore the Potential Western Extension of the Main Break and Possible North-South Structures to the West of the Macassa Mine.
Queenston Mining Inc. Reaches Agreement With Aur Resources Inc. On The Sale Of Duck Pond.
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 Niagara Falls Wedding Services - Royal Niagara Weddings - Traditional Chapel Wedding
This peaceful chapel in the country was built in 1862 and is set in the natural beauty of The Niagara Parkway.
You will then be returned to the Chapel where your chauffer will drive you in your stretch limousine to the Award Winning Queenston Heights Restaurant for an unforgettable wedding reception.
After your traditional wedding, you will be chauffer driven in your stretch limousine to the Award Winning Queenston Heights Restaurant for an unforgettable wedding reception.
www.royalwed.com /chapel.htm   (332 words)

  
 Neville Trueman the Pioneer Preacher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As he approached Queenston Heights, the whole slope of the hill was swept by a heavy artillery and musketry fire from the American shore.
His tall figure—he was six feet two inches in height, —his conspicuous valour, and his general's epaulettes and cockade attracted the fire of the American sharpshooters, and he fell, pierced through the breast by a mortal bullet.
The result of the battle of Queenston Heights was the unconditional surrender of Brigadier Wadsworth and nine hundred and fifty officers and privates as prisoners of war.
www.blackmask.com /books109c/nvltm.htm   (19964 words)

  
 Niagara Falls Wedding Services - Royal Niagara Weddings - Queenston Heights Elegance
Make your own history by promising your love in the historic setting of Queenston Heights Park.
Why not compliment your perfect day by the experiencing a culinary delight prepared by the fabulous staff of Queenston Heights restaurant.
Be married in the fine, elegant Queenston Heights “Queenston Room” or outside at the historic Laura Secord monument.
www.royalwed.com /queenston.htm   (261 words)

  
 Find in a Library: A very brilliant affair : the battle of Queenston Heights, 1812
Find in a Library: A very brilliant affair : the battle of Queenston Heights, 1812
A very brilliant affair : the battle of Queenston Heights, 1812
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 when   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One time that will have to be followed with some strictness is the time we begin the cruise to Queenston Heights.
Last year we ended up staying in Ft. Erie for too long waiting for people.
If you are not there in time expect to meet us up at Queenston Heights as we will not be waiting for you this year.
www.geocities.com /canamcruise/when.html   (77 words)

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