Sunday, 22 July 2012
Niagara Falls - Drummond Hill Cemetery
Location: City of Niagara Falls N 43 05.352 W 79 05.749
On the west side of Lundy's Lane, near the top of the hill.
I have already posted the main memorial at this site(April 28, 2012), marking it as a National Historic to remember the pivotal Battle of Lundy's Lane.
There remains several other smaller but no less important markers in this cemetery which must also be mentioned. Namely the grave of hero Laura Secord, the U.S. Infantry line of advance, and a statue to Lieut-General Drummond who commanded the British troops. Numerous graves of the fallen soldiers are found throughout the cemetery.
Oddly enough, both sides have claimed victory in this important battle, just as they have in the War of 1812 as a whole. There is a movement to restore the U.S. Infantry Line, as well to erect monuments and interpretive plaquing to commemorate the Aboriginal, Black and Women’s History associated with the site.
More information regarding this can be found at http://www.thebattleoflundyslane.ca/
Laura Secord's Grave: