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Burlington Heights 1813-1814

Burlington Heights

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Burlington Heights

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On the edge of Burlington Heights, east of York Boulevard
in the park north of Dundurn Castle

Coordinates: N 43 16.318 W 79 53.151


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Plaque Text

Here in June, 1813, General John Vincent assembled troops that made the successful night attack on the invaders at Stoney Creek. From this point of vantage, in December, 1813, the force which retook Fort George and carried Fort Niagara by assault, began its march. On these heights stood the strong point of reserve and depot of arms for the defence of the Niagara Peninsula and support of the navy on Lake Ontario.

Related Ontario plaques
Battle of Stoney Creek
Fort George

War of 1812

Hamilton Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted July 26, 2011
The map accompanying the plaque for Burlington Heights should show an area next to Dundurn Castle and near the Hamilton Cemetery - overlooking Hamilton Harbour - and not along Governor's Road in Dundas. Otherwise - thanks for this site! [Editor's Response: Thanks. It's now fixed.]

> Posted January 22, 2010
Hi. I finally know where Burlington Heights is. The Battle of Stoney Creek is probably why we are still Canadian. While there were other battles (e.g. Beaver Dam), at no other time did the Americans assemble the same size force (about 6,000 men) to invade Upper Canada. The amazing thing is that the battle was won by a last minute bayonet charge by the British, which should have failed.

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