Poems of the War of 1812 in Niagara

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The War of 1812 between the United States of America and Great Britain and its colony of Canada began on June 18, 1812, and was ended by the Treaty of Ghent, December 24, 1814. However, the last battle in North America was fought on February 11, 1815 at  Fort Bowyer, Alabama.  The war had a significant effect on the Niagara Region on both sides of the border, with significant battles taking place in Beaverdams,  Chippawa, Fort Erie, Fort George, Lundy’s Lane, and Queenston Heights, and skirmishes, raids, and clashes taking place all along the Niagara River and its environs.

A number of poems describe the battles, the commemorative services, and the battlegrounds after the war.  These are listed in the Author and Title Search pages, but have been gathered here, under the name of the battle, for ease of access.

Battle of Beaverdams

Beam, Betty J.   A Cow and Ice Cream (children’s poem)
Blewett, Joan.   Laura Secord
Curzon, Sarah Anne   Visit of the Prince of Wales to Laura Secord

Battle of Lundy’s Lane

Anonymous   The Battle of Bridgewater
Carnochan, Janet.  Battle of Lundy’s Lane, 25th July, 1814
Fuller, Ada Elizabeth.  Lines Written in Drummond Hill Cemetery
Jones, Charles L.S.  The Hero of Bridgewater
Kirby, William.  Sonnet Read at the Unveiling of the Lundys Lane Monument, 25th July, 1895
Logan, John Daniel  Drummond: Indomitable Soldier
Miller, Edward W.  On the Erection of a Monument On the Battlefield of Lundy’s Lane
Moberly, T. E.  Lundy’s Lane — 1814-1914 (July 25)
Scott, Duncan Campbell.  The Battle of Lundy’s Lane
Stark, Caleb.  The Battle of Lundy’s Lane
Tucker, James Alexander.  Lundy’s Lane

Battle of Queenston Heights

Banker, William, Jr.  The Battle of Queenstown (October 13, 1812)
Beam, Betty J.  Brock’s Monument  (children’s poem)
Grol, Lini.  Fondly Remembered Old Queenston
Logan, John Daniel.  Brock: Valiant Leader
Murphy, A. J.  Ode to a Bytown Youth
Rogers, Stan.  MacDonnell on the Heights

Siege of Fort Erie

Harper, J. M.  The Siege of Fort Erie

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