"siege" of Niagara
- From: "Mark Ibbotson"
"Could someone enlighten me as to what regiment stormed the "five nations
gate" during the taking of fort Niagara 1813."
"The Old Fort Niagara site does not detail what regiment stormed the 5
gate along with the artillery men so any insight would be more than welcome
do any other internet sources that i have found)."
Not only did I suggest visiting the Fort's web site but also
contacting Doug DeCroix with you questions.
Please note (see below) the willingness of Doug DeCroix,
d_squared6@... Director of Research & Special Programs at Fort
Niagara to supply information about the site if contacted, as my earlier
I hope this helps with your quest for information about Fort
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug DeCroix" <d_squared6@...>
To: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: "siege" of Niagara
The answer to who stormed the 5 Nations gate on December 19th is "no one."!
The Gate of Five Nations was removed ca. 1805. The main gate became that
which faced the river, and it was through this gate that the main assault
column (100th, 41st, RA) entered. The grenadier company of the Royals
entered "through the salient point of the fort"... which we have taken to
mean the Sallyport, as several references point to British officers
encountering American soldiers trying to escape through this hole.
If anyone needs more information, they may contact me directly at this