PHOTO GALLERY: Annual ‘Siege Weekend’ draws record number of re-enactors

Photo by J.T. Lewis special to Bullet News.

Bullet News

FORT ERIE – A record number of historical re-enactors descended on Old Fort Erie this past weekend to take part in Canada’s largest battle re-enactment.

The annual Siege Weekend, which recreates some of the bloodiest clashes of the final days of the War of 1812, took place Saturday and Sunday.

The event attracted more than 700 costumed re-enactors, playing the roles of British, Canadian, American, Native warriors, as well as civilian “camp followers.”

Old Fort Erie is owned and operated by the Niagara Parks Commission.

The restored fort is on the grounds of Canada’s bloddiest battlefield, where more than 3,000 troops were killed or wounded during the summer and fall of 1814 as the British army checked then repulsed the last American invasion of Canada.

Click to view a gallery of photos from this past weekend’s event by local photojournalist J.T. Lewis.

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