FN 1-13 Stone marker opposite 1702 York Road

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Now covered with trees and with no obvious road, the escarpment likely looked very different when Sheaffe climbed it with his troops in 1812. This watercolour by Owen Staples shows a much more open site in 1913, just after the stone marker was commissioned and installed by the Women's Literary Club of St. Catharines.


Weather, road salt, and more than100 years of wear and tear have taken their toll on this monument, which is now nearly illegible.


You are passing the stone marker where the British troops, led by Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, ascended Queenston Heights and then moved eastward to confront the Americans during the Battle of Queenston Heights. First Nations forces were instrumental in this important victory.

Though eroded by time, the stone marker says, "Sheaffe's Path to Victory Oct 13, 1812".

Keep walking west along York Road past the stone marker.

"General Sheaffe, with six companies of Lincoln Militia, British Regulars and First Nation warriors scaled the escarpment east of the village...and defeated the U.S. Army at the Battle of Queenston Heights. Major General Sir Isaac Brock had been killed earlier in the day on Queenston Heights.|

- Commemorative Walking Tour of St Davids on the 200th Anniversary of the Burning of the Village, July 19th, 2014.