05 October 2012

Re-enactment Battle of Queenston Heights Oct 13/14

Re-posted From "Loyalist Trails" UELAC Newsletter 2012-38  Sept 23, 2012

Re-enactment Battle of Queenston Heights Oct 13/14
    For those following the 1812 activities and commemorations, keep October 13 and 14 open. A Re-enactment of the Battle of Queenston Heights will be held in Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Lewiston, New York on the 13th followed by a re-enactment of the Funeral of General Sir Isaac Brock at Fort George on the 14th.  Brock’s funeral drew over 5000 mourners at the time and the American forces acknowledged his death across the river with a multiple cannon salute ordered by his adversary at the Queenston battle, Major-General Stephen Van Rensselaer.
    October 13, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the historic Battle of Queenston Heights. Join us at Queenston Heights where historic interpreters and musicians, re-enactors, merchants and suttlers will make history come to life! Take a tour of the battle site, and climb the 235 steps to the top of Brock's Monument to get a bird's eye view of battle site. Don't miss the re-enactment of the Battle of Queenston Heights, which will be starting at 3:00 pm. Following the re-enactment, there will be a ceremony commemorating those who fought and fell during the War of 1812. After the ceremony, Brock's body will be taken away on a horse drawn wagon, followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the heights to commemorate the life of Sir Isaac Brock.
    Hundreds of re-enactors will be participating in the funeral procession of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, and his fallen Aide de Camp, Lieutenant Colonel John Macdonell. The funeral procession will carry the bodies from the Courthouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake towards Fort George National Historic Site, the original resting place of Upper Canada’s Fallen Heroes. A commemoration of the life of Brock and MacDonnell will take place at Brock’s Bastion, Fort George, followed by a Drumhead service, music by the Fort George Fife and Drum Corps, and a musket and cannon salute from inside Fort George, and across the river from Old Fort Niagara. Closing ceremonies will take place inside Fort George, honouring the 200 years of peace and friendship that has existed between Canada and the United States.
    For more information and links to greater detail, go to http://www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca/event.htm
                David Moore (with the Canadian Fencibles) and Paul Federico

1 comment:

  1. I shot an HD video of the activities on October 13th at Queenston Heights. You are welcome to share it from: https://vimeo.com/51749843

    Peter Mykusz