The Battle of Fort George

The Battle of Fort George (HMWSF)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 15.717', W 79° 5.086'

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La Bataille de Fort George

On the 25th May, 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 withdrawl 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.

Le 25 mai 1813, la flotte am?ricaine et les batteries du fort Niagara, commenc?rent ? bombarder le fort George. Le 27, de nombreuses troupes am?ricaines d?barqu?rent. Apr un bref engagement, au cours duquel sa garnison, bien inf?rieure en nombre, subit de lourdes pertes, le brigadier-g?n?ral John Vincent se replia sur Burlington. La capture du fort laissait les Am?ricaines ma?tres de la r?gion frontali?re du Niagara. Une semaine plus tard, les troupes de Vincent remport?rent une victoire d?cisive ? Stoney Creek, emp?chant ainsi les Am?ricains de prendre possession de toute la p?ninsule.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 655444 N 4791685
Decimal Degrees43.26195000, -79.08476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.717', W 79° 5.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 43.02" N, 79° 5' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 456-486 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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