Battlefield House (Stoney Creek)
|Location||Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.|
|Type||National Historic Site of Canada|
Battlefield House near King Street East and Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a living history museum and site of the historic Battle of Stoney Creek on June 6, 1813, which was fought during the War of 1812. It was built in 1796. The house and 15.5 acres (6.3 ha) of parkland (Battlefield Park), were the property of the Women's Wentworth Historical Society, (1899-1962), and given by this society to the Niagara Parks Commission on January 19, 1962. The park was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1960.
British units made a night attack on an American encampment. Due in large part to the capture of both American brigadier generals, and an overestimation of British strength by the Americans, the battle was a victory for the British, and a turning point in the defence of Upper Canada.
- Batttlefield House Stoney Creek (Official Site)
- Official War of 1812 Bicentennial website: Batttleefield House
- "Musket escapes fiery end; finds a home at Stoney Creek Battlefield House Museum." (www.GeneralBrock.com)
- Battle of 1812- People & Stories: Billy Green
- Vintage Hamilton Postcards: Battlefield House
- Ontario Ghosts & Hauntings Research Society: Battlefield House
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