Battle of Queenston Heights Engraving: Oct. 13, 1813
- T. Sutherland, but original was by James Dennis, Artist
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- This engraving shows American troops (shown in blue uniforms) crossing the Niagara River and landing at Queenston. British and Canadian troops (shown in red uniforms) under General Isaac Brock came out of Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and drove the Americans back to the heights. Seeing this, New York militiamen still on the American shore refused to cross into Canada to reinforce the troops there. General Brock was killed during an advance towards the doomed Americans on the heights.
This copy was done by T. Sutherland c. 1880s and the original sketch was made by James Dennis (1796-1855), the senior British officer at Queenston when the Americans first landed. His grenadier company of the 49th (the Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot fought throughout the battle. (Original: Library and Archives Canada, C-000276, Canadian Military Heritage: http://www.phmc-cmhg.gc.ca/cmh/en/image_310.asp)
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