Capture of Fort Niagara 1813, The - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Capture of Fort Niagara 1813, The

In the early hours of December 19, 1813, a combined British and Canadian force crossed the icy waters of the Niagara River in open bateaux and marched over frozen roads to storm Fort Niagara. A turning point in the War of 1812, the decisive attack was a model of British military strategy.

Location

On the Niagara River Parkway at the East-West Line, near the site from which the force embarked, south of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

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