Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek (HMX37)

Location: Fort Erie, ON 14224 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 42° 56.536', W 78° 55.588'

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In an effort to regain the initiative lost at Queenston, the Americans planned a general invasion for 28 November 1812. Before dawn advance parties crossed the Niagara River to cut communications between Fort Erie and Chippawa and to silence the British shore guns. The attackers failed to destroy the bridge over Frenchman's Creek and the batteries they had overrun were soon retaken by British reinforcements. After confused fighting the advance parties returned to the American shore. The main assault failed to materialize. The fiasco ended American hopes for victory on the Niagara Frontier in 1812.

Pour tenter de reprendre l'initiative perdue ? Queenston, les Am?ricains planifi?rent une invasion g?n?rale pour le 28 novembre 1812. Avant l'aube, l'avant-garde traversa le Niagara pour rompre toute liaison entre Fort-?ri? et Chippawa et faire taire les canons britanniques. Les assaillants ne purent d?truire le pont du ruisseau Frenchman et les batteries conquises furent bient?t reprises par les renforts britanniques. Apr un combat d?cousu, l'avant-garde regagna la rive am?ricaine. L'attaque principale venait d'?chouer. Pour les Am?ricains, tout espoir de triomphe au Niagara, on 1812, s'?tait ?teint.
HM NumberHMX37
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 669171 N 4756489
Decimal Degrees42.94226667, -78.92646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.536', W 78° 55.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 32.16" N, 78° 55' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1049-1163 Niagara Pkwy, Fort Erie ON 14224, CA
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