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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