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Attack on Old Fort Niagara and the Burning Of Lewiston
December 19, 1813 and 2013
Exactly 200 years ago to the day The Forces of King George took Old Fort Niagara by bayonet in the early morning hours. Members of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada and the other Regiments of the Crown Forces were up at 3:00 AM to assemble for the 5 mile (8 km) march to take the fort. The weather cooperated and the fort fell, again without firing a shot.
Later that day the 200th Anniversary of the Burning of Lewiston and the rescuing of the towns people by the local Tuscarora was re-enacted on Center Street . The end of the street battle scenario was the cue to officially unveil a new monument to their heroism .
Additional pictures c/o Deb Brown can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/sets/72157638844748714/
Tuscarora Heroes Monument
Buffalo News Coverage
Further information about the original attack on the fort and the burring of the town can be found at: http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/42