1812 History
The Battle of Queenston Heights. By James Dennis


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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.
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An oil on canvas painting.

Before dawn on October 13, 1812, the New York State Militia launched an invasion across the treacherous currents of the Niagara River at Queenston. The leader of the British forces, Sir Isaac Brock, was killed in the early stages of the battle. American advances were repulsed by British regulars, local militia and native forces. Our painting was a remembrance of the events by a British officer who had taken part in the battle.

This important canvas was acquired by Mr. Weir in England in 1967 and brought “home” to Queenston.
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982.2
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116 Queenston St. PO Box 266 Queenston, ON L0S 1L0
The Battle of Queenston Heights. By James Dennis
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