Living History — Twilight Artillery Duel in Niagara

Nearly a dozen artillery pieces took part in the in a reenactment that marked the 200th anniversary of a U.S. invasion of Canada at Fort George, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.

Nearly a dozen artillery pieces took part in the in a night time reenactment that marked the 200th anniversary of a U.S. invasion of Canada at Fort George, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.

TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO tomorrow, American forces invaded Canada at Niagara.

The defenders, some militia and a small detachment of British redcoats, were quickly overwhelmed by the the onslaught and quickly abandoned their garrison at Fort George.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle, which took place in the second year of the War of 1812, Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George hosted a weekend of reenactments, the highlight of which was a twilight artillery duel followed by a fireworks display.

MilitaryHistoryNow.com was there to take in the event. And while frigid winds blowing off the lake made it feel more like an recreation of Napoleons’s retreat from Russia, we did manage to get some not-too-bad pictures of the event. We hope you enjoy them!

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The mercury dipped below 10 deg. C -- quite balmy for a Canadian winter, but in late May... bloody freezing! The things MilitaryHistoryNow.com won't go through to get you pictures of Living History!

The mercury dipped below 10 deg. C — quite balmy for a Canadian winter, but in late May… bloody freezing! The things MilitaryHistoryNow.com won’t go through to get you pictures of Living History!

Our Cannon Rebel may be five years old, but it still takes some okay pics.

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We stole this shot from about 100 yards. Can anyone identify these two?

2 comments for “Living History — Twilight Artillery Duel in Niagara

  1. 28 May, 2013 at 7:18 am

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  2. 16 August, 2013 at 9:17 pm

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