Rare plan of Fort Erie showing fortifications, bastions, and battle plan, offered here in a variant edition without text below the map.
Includes scale and some topographical details. Items in the image are lettered for identification in key below.
In the summer of 1814, American forces pushed hard to extricate the British from the Niagara Peninsula. On the third day of July, with the help of Red Jacket and his Seneca tribesmen, the Americans attacked the British in Fort Erie. This strong fortification was located on Lake Erie at the source of the Niagara River on the Canadian shore. After fierce fighting, the fort was taken and Buffalo and vicinity was finally freed from the threat of the British forces across the river. The American occupation of Fort Erie was a deciding factor in the successes at the subsequent battles of Chippewa Creek and Fort Niagara.
The map illustrates the plan of the fort, fortifications, nieghboring roads and and other features. Battle plans from the War of 1812 are rare on the market.