View from the Site of Vrooman's Battery

Vrooman's Battery.jpg

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Title

View from the Site of Vrooman's Battery

Description

Just prior to the War of 1812, British forces worked feverishly to control navigation of the Niagara River, posting batteries every mile along bluffs overlooking the gorge. The one pictured here was located close enough to the village of Lewiston that it was successful in harassing American forces during the war. The item shown here is described by Lossing: “The picture represents a view of the Niagara River and shores from Vrooman's Point. In the foreground are the remains of the battery. On the right is seen Queenston and the Heights, with Brock’s monument; on the left, Lewiston and its heights; and in the centre, Niagara River and the Lewiston Suspension Bridge. We are looking southward, up the Niagara River” (391).

Creator

Lossing, Benson J[ohn] (1813-1891)

Date

1868

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

The Pictorial Field-book of the War of 1812; or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics and Traditions of the Last War for American Independence (Harper & Brothers, 1868): 391.

Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection, University of Toronto, via Internet Archive

Format

jpeg, 981 KB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

3 x 3 in.

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