Excerpt from The Battle of Queenston Heights: Oct 13, 1812
As the writer of these pages was sitting on the rear porch of the Cornell, Lewiston, looking out, after an absence of forty years, on this, his native Niagara - the delight of his childhood and the pride of his manhood - a small company of bright men and women looked with him on the majestic How of the noble stream and the scene of wondrous beauty lining its banks. Towering high above all was the noble shaft on Queenston Heights. "I wonder whose monument that is," said a lady. No one answered,, and I ventured to say that it was to Gen. Brock, killed in the Battle of Queenston Heights. "Are you familiar with this region, Sir?" "I was born here, and passed here the first forty years of my life." "Could you kindly tell us something of the battle?" "I ought to be able, for my lather was in the battle, under tire the whole day." "You would do us all the greatest favor." I then told them briefly the story of the day. "Why, this is all new to me." And, looking at her company, she said: "I am just going to come back here from Buffalo and spend two weeks to learn more of these striking incidents."
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