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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 12:33 p.m. PST

" The battle of St. David is a fictional encounter in the Niagara during the War of 1812 . It is the summer of 1814 and the American General Brown is marching his army towards Queenstown to rendezvous with the American fleet. Their goal is to sail to Kingston, join the American division under General Izard there and capture the enemy naval yard and destroy all ships there. This blow may cripple the British Navy in the great lakes. British General Drummond, determined to stop him moves his army into a position by the village of St. David. Here he will attempt to stop the American advance…."



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21eRegt06 Nov 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

I believe the lovely painting is of the attack on Mackinac Island in 1814.

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Historydude1808 Nov 2019 7:21 a.m. PST

Nice picture! Is that of the battle of Chippawa or Lundy's Lane?

Bowman10 Nov 2019 10:56 a.m. PST

If it was a picture of the Niagara peninsula (it's not) you'd have your back to the escarpment and be looking northward to Lake Ontario. You can't see the lake from Chippewa or Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane). Also, you can't see the northern shore of Lake Ontario from the peninsula.

Never been to Mackinac but I suspect 21eRegt is correct.

Bowman10 Nov 2019 11:02 a.m. PST

A lovely looking "what if" scenario that would actually not be that far removed from reality. Smack in what now is the center of Ontario's Wine Country. Thanks for the write up.

eptingmike02 Dec 2019 4:20 p.m. PST

Yep it is Mackinac.
I believe that a Colonel(?) from the Glengarry Light Infantry was in command(going purely from memory as I am at work. This would be the gentleman in green on the horse seen in the center of the painting.

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