Location: N 43 09.601 W 79 03.173 This overwhelming monument can be seen for miles in every direction. Located in Queeston Heights Park, on the Niagara Parkway.
This impressive monument is dedicated to Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, who was the key military figure in the War of 1812, who died here at the Battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October, 1813.
During the summer months, the monument is open for visitors to climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top, for an incredible view of the surrounding countryside. Only room at the top viewing area for two people.
There are two National Historic Site plaques on the monument, one inside and one outside, and also the main inscription of dedication for this monument.
UPPER CANADA HAS DEDICATED THIS MONUMENT
TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ISAAC BROCK .K.B.
PROVISIONAL LIEUT. GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER OF THE FORCES
IN THIS PROVINCE. WHOSE REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED IN THE VAULT BENEATH.
OPPOSING THE INVADING ENEMY HE FELL IN ACTION NEAR THESE HEIGHTS
ON THE 13TH OCTOBER 1813, IN THE 43 YEAR OF HIS AGE.
REVERED AND LAMENTED BY THE PEOPLE WHOM HE GOVERNED.
AND DEPLORED BY THE SOVEREIGN
TO WHOSE SERVICE HIS LIFE HAD BEEN DEVOTED.
The Battle of Queenston Heights
In the early morning of 13 October 1812, American troops under Major-General Stephen Van Rensellaer crossed the Niagara River and took possession of Queenston Heights. Major-General Isaac Brock hurried from Fort George to lead a small force against the invaders and was killed in an attempt to regain the heights. In the afternoon, Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe with his force of British regulars, militia and Indians from Fort George strengthened by reinforcements from Chippawa, took the hill from the west flank, capturing 958 prisoners. This celebrated victory ended the American offensive of 1812.
Their Fame Liveth
In enduring memory of Sergeant Charles Merryweather and Privates Thomas Haynes and David Jones of the Forty-First Regiment of Foot, Privates Richard Frickleton, Thomas Gee, Martin Hall, Thomas Levins, John Merrick, William Newman, John Smith and Richard Wade of the Forty-Ninth Regiment of Foot, Private Henry Cope of the Second Regiment of York Militia, Private Thomas Smith of the Third Regiment of York Militia, Ayanete and Kayentatirhon, Cayuga Chiefs, Ta Kanentye, Onodaga warrior, Kayarawagor and Sakangonguquate, Oneida warriors, killed in action here, 13th October, 1812.