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.
Nestled under the Niagara Escarpment, this historic site is located on 32 acres (12.9 ha) of park land linked to the Bruce Trail. Also located on the property are the Battlefield Monument and the Grandview (Nash-Jackson House) building. Smith's Knoll Cemetery is also nearby, across King Street East from the park. During the first weekend in June, a re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek is held with re-enactors in full regalia, representing both the British and American sides. The 2016 event was the 35th such re-enactment.
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.
- "Battlefield House Museum - Billy Green, the Scout". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
- Battle of Stoney Creek National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places.
- Lennie, Laura (May 27, 2015). "Annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek just around the corner". Hamilton News. Metroland (a division of the Toronto Star). Retrieved June 5, 2016.
Each year, we strive to ensure that the re-enactment is an event that not only commemorates what occurred at the site over 200 years ago, but also provides historical information related to what was occurring around the world in the early 19th century," Ramsay said. Hundreds of re-enactors ... participate ...
- Battlefield House Museum & Park (Official Site)
- Hamilton Civic Museums
- Official War of 1812 Bicentennial website: Battlefield 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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