The “Turning Point” battle reenacted

British troops fire their weapons. John Rennison The Hamilton Spectator 6/4/16

 

 

 

photos by John Rennison

On June 6, 1813, during the War of 1812, British troops attacked an American encampment near Stoney Creek, overwhelming the American invaders.  During the battle two senior American officers were captured.

The Americans overestimated British troops strength, and with the capture of the American officers, the battle was a victory for the British and their defense of Upper Canada.

Every year reenactors recreate the battle near the scene of the original battle at Battlefield Park in Stoney Creek.

 

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