Saturday, October 13, 2012

Battle of Queenston Heights

Historic Lewiston in New York called out the big guns for the Bicentennial commemoration and a reenactment of  the first major battle of the War of 1812. The night came alive with flashes of gunpowder and the bang of artillery for the reenactment of the Battle of Queenston Heights in Academy Park in the United States of America on October 12-14, 2012.
On Friday October 13 the Town of Lewiston celebrated their brave troops as they prepared for the invasion of Canada - their purpose to "drive the British out of North America once and for all!"  Later that night they had fireworks and began a bombardment of Canada from the river front along Water Street. The reenactment was promoted as the largest assembled period cannon bombardment for the commemoration of the War of 1812. Makes you think of the Star-Spangled Banner's "rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air" which was written after a bombardment witnessed in the War of 1812.
15 stars on the flag; most businesses took down the current flag one and used the period flag on their stores

Posted by Joe Hamilton. Thanks to and Lisa Ohanessian for their help! See more photos after the jump.

Reenactors play James and Dolley Madison, president of the United States of America and his wife

Youtube video of the Cannonade

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TorontoCameraman said...

I shot an HD video of the activities on October 13th at Queenston Heights. You are welcome to share it from:

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