Fort Erie relives 1814

August 10, 2013

Ian Mather 1812 News

all images ©Ian Mather 2013

The Siege at Fort Erie took place this weekend. Approximately 600 re-enactors turned out for the annual  event. Some came from as far away as England.  The U.S. had a good showing as well with re-enactors coming from: Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland.

It is a two day event and gets busier every year. Camps of British, Canadian, American and Native troops are spread out all over the grounds at Fort Erie.

All of the camps and battles were free to the public.

Three battles took place on Saturday with the night battle being the highlight of the weekend.

After the night battle visitors purchased tickets to enter the fort after dark and experience the aftermath of battle.  Surgeons working on wounded soldiers, Prisoner interrogation,  Rouge native attacks,  Officers from both sides discussing conditions of surrender.  Plus all sorts of mayhem while you are escorted on a torchlit tour of the fort.

On Sunday a battle took place that resembled the Battle of Chippawa.

This year marked the 199 anniversary of the siege. 2014’s siege will be a huge event and not to be missed.

OLD FORT ERIE BED  AMERICAN FLAG  THE BAND  GETTING READY  MARCHING OUT 2 MARCHING OUT  MARCHING OUT 3 MUSKET FIRE 1 MARCHING CANON READY CANON FIRE CANON FIRE!! CANONS ON THE FIELD EXPLOSION FIREBALL 2 FIRING LINE A QUIET FORT WAITING FOR BATTLE TORCH TOURS

 

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