Battle of Lundy’s Lane Remembered

1812 News

By Ian Mather

July 22, 2012

A good crowd was in attendance Sunday for the annual Battle of Lundy’s Lane ceremony.

The service included speeches, Prayer, song, and a Wreath laying ceremony at the base of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane monument and the American memorial in Drummond Hill Cemetary.

July 25, 1814
British and American troops faced off in the bloodiest battle on Canadian soil.

At one point during the battle opposing forces were only feet apart. The smoke was so thick that neither side could find their targets which resulted in several soldiers being shot by their own forces.

The battle continued through the night with the American forces eventually retreating back to Fort Erie.  Although the Americans retreated the battle confirmed that the American regular forces had evolved into a highly professional army.

Images and video ©Ian Mather 2012

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