The Battle of Queenston Heights

The Battle of Queenston Heights (HMWZJ)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 9.601', W 79° 3.172'

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La Batatille des Hauteurs de Queenston

In the early morning of 13 October 1812, American troops under Major-General Stephen Van Rensellaer crossed the Niagara River and took possession of Queenston Heights. 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. In the afternoon, Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe with his force of British regulars, militia and Indians from Fort George strengthened by reinforcements from Chippawa, took the hill from the west flank, capturing 958 prisoners. This celebrated victory ended the American offensive of 1812.

A l'aube du 13 octobre 1812, les troupes am?ricaines du major-g?n?ral Stephen Van Rensellaer travers?rent la rivi?re Niagara et s'empar?rent des hauteurs de Queenston. Le major g?n?ral Isaac Brock, arrivant ? la h?te du fort George avec un d?tachement, fut tu? en essayant de les reprendre. L'apr-midi le major-g?n?ral Robert Hale Sheaffe arriva du fort George avec une force compos?e de soldats britanniques, de miliciens, d'Indiens, et des renforts de Chippawa. Il prit la colline par le flanc ouest et fit 958 prisonniers. Cette c?l?bre victoire mit fin ? l'offensive am?ricaine de 1812.
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 1:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658297 N 4780424
Decimal Degrees43.16001667, -79.05286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.601', W 79° 3.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 36.06" N, 79° 3' 10.32" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175-205 Niagara River Recreation Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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