Saturday, July 14, 2012

War of 1812: Battle for Fort George

Re-enactors fought through Fort George during the Niagara-on-the-Lake commemoration event July 14-15, 2012. After a day at the beach (the Sailors on the Lakes battle at Queen's Royal Park) the group moved back to Fort George where the British engaged the Americans to take back the fort.
The canons in the fort fired out at the approaching British forces. Then the Americans pulled back into the fort and fired through the ports in the defensive walls. As the British gained access to the interior of the fort the American troops began to pull back, firing in formation as they moved towards the officers quarters.

British forces aided by Native Canadians moved forwards

See more battle photos after the jump.

Musket fire and smoke fills the air

The re-enactors get plenty of practice and put on musket fire demonstrations

The encampment that surrounds the fort was large scale with the number of participants in both the naval and fort battles
Special Events Coordinator Peter Martin of Parks Canada 

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