Discussion in 'Revolutionary War' started by Bob Hall, Jun 21, 2007.
Can anyone guess where this is located without googling?
;D You're killing me with there War of 1812 photos, Bob. I know so little about it. But I am learning about these places from your photos.
I'm guessing American bodies were brought back to the US from Canada, so . . . a cemetery in Buffalo?
Nope. The cemetery is not located in NY.
I'm gonna guess somewhere in Canada.
Patriot has pegged the country. Let's see if anyone can narrow it down some.
Since his death date is listed as 25 July 1814 & a major battle fought on that day was Lundy's Lane, I'm gonna say that Capt. Hull is interred somewhere in the Niagra Falls area of Canada.
Captain Hull is interred in the Drummond Hill cemetery. That main portion of the Battle of Lundy's Lane took place very close nearby on Summer St which is a block behind my back from the angle of the picture I took. I think the area of the cemetery saw some light action.
Here is the plaque to the right of Captain Hull's.
Is there anything worth seeing at Lundy's Lane?
The only War of 1812 sites I've ever seen are the Perry Victory Monument in Put-in-Bay and a very brief (less than an hour) visit to the River Raisin battlefield in Monroe, Michigan. I'd like to see some more sites and wonder if this one is worth seeing.
I thought it was worth seeing just because it was a War of 1812 site. As for interpretive markers, there are none. I spent about an hour walking around the cemetery looking at the dates trying to find the oldest headstone and trying to figure out how the battle unfolded. Plenty of stones are weathered and are unreadable now, but I found one that dated from 1803 and another of a 'sergent heslip 1814'. There were a handful of War of 1812 casualties buried there from nearby engagements such as Queenston heights, Ft. Erie and Chippewa. I thought it was neat to see the final resting place of the Canadian heroine Laura Secord. I wouldn't plan a trip up to Niagara Falls exclusively just to see Lundy's Lane. I would go up to Ft. George, Ft. Mississauga, Ft. Erie, Queenston Heights and other places while there also. If Linda and the kids wouldn't have been with me, I would've spent more time at all the places. The last leg of our trip we spent a few days in Gananoque on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region. I inadvertently stumbled upon a historical marker in town that talked about it's involvement in the War of 1812.
I have other pics that I haven't posted yet. Perhaps in the near future, I'll put them all up.
Thanks, and please do put up the rest of your photos.
I'm planning to go to all of those places later this summer. What's the Lundy's Lane museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario like?
Wow, I just uploaded 83 pics to my photobucket account. It's going to take a bit to get these all organized and labeled.
I didn't get to go in it this trip because of 'constraints' also known as uninterested pre adolescents and my uber ability to lose my temper with them when they make it obvious they don't want to be in a certain place.
I did go in there back in 3/2004. It had a multitude of displays ranging from Aboriginal material to some things on the battle to local Black heritage and the underground railroad to the Fenian Raids. If I remember correctly, it was only a couple of bucks to get in.
I was in Niagara Falls, Ontario for three days last week and went to the Lundys Lane Museum and the nearby "battlefield," which is now a Presbyterian church's cemetery and the surrounding mostly residential neighborhood. At least the cemetery was there in 1814.
$3 Canadian admission to the museum got me about 40 minutes of visiting. I was there mainly to see the battle displays, so if I had looked at everything it would have taken about 1.5 to 2 hours. Their small gift shop had the Donald Graves book on the battle, which I didn't buy--hope that wasn't a stupid decision and that it doesn't go out of print soon and become a high-priced collectors item. The displays adequately told the story of the battle, but I was already familiar with it from reading Richard Barbuto's recent excellent book Niagara, 1814: American Invades Canada. It's also the only historical museum I've seen that has streetwalkers hanging out in front of it!
Also saw the Chippawa battlefield south of the city on the banks of the Niagara River. It's a recent development, with a big field surrounded by trees on three sides, a monument, and six interpretive panels along a short gravel walk to the monument. No hiking trails, at least that I could see.
The interior of the Brock Monument in Queenston was still closed to the public. It's interesting that I could see the Monument from my hotel room 3 or 4 miles away. But it was the same height and width as the dozens of powerline pylons marching away from the neighboring hydroelectric stations, so it was quite a challenge to single it out and identify it without binoculars or a scope.
Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake was excellent. Got to see a musket firing demo, which I've somehow missed in all of the parks/battlefields/historic sites I've visited in the past few years. The "redcoat" managed to "load" and fire thrice in 39 seconds, according to someone in the crowd who timed him.
I stayed on the Canadian side the whole time so didn't get to see Fort Niagara. Also missed Fort Erie. Maybe next time.
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