1812 History
Battle of Queenston Heights Engraving: Oct. 13, 1813


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Creator:
T. Sutherland, but original was by James Dennis, Artist
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Wood engravings
Description:
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)
Date of Original:
1866-99
Date Of Event:
1812
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
988.254
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.15012
    Latitude: 43.15012 Longitude: -79.04957
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
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43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

Battle of Queenston Heights Engraving: Oct. 13, 1813
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Battle of Queenston Heights Engraving: Oct. 13, 1813


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)