Ridgeway Battlefield

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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78 235 bidrag
jul. 2020
The battle was about the The Battle of Ridgeway also named sometimes the Battle of Lime Ridge or Limestone Ridge.

It was fought was fought in the vicinity of the town of Fort Erie across the Niagara River from Buffalo.

New York, near the village of Ridgeway, Canada West, currently Ontario, Canada, on June 2, 1866, between Canadian troops and an irregular army of Irish-American invaders, the Fenians.

It was the largest engagement of the Fenian Raids, the first modern industrial-era battle to be fought by Canadians and the first to be fought only by Canadian troops and led exclusively by Canadian officers.

The battlefield was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1921 and is the last battle fought within the current boundaries of Ontario against a foreign invasion.
The Canadians won .
Skrevet 25. mars 2021
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vicki
Oakville, Canada2 bidrag
sep. 2019 • Familie
Not as much information was provided in order to make it interesting. Looks more like an afterthought of something that had the potential to be something much more. Others had stopped and spent less than 5 minutes here.
Skrevet 28. september 2019
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b0b55russell
Orillia, Canada1 262 bidrag
jun. 2019 • Forretning
For the local history buffs in the Fort Erie, Ontario area this is a historic date for those that have a passion for local history. A small but well maintened park. It has various displays that outlines the importance of this date in local hidstotry. It is not the only histotric site within the Nisgara Region but certainly worth the visit. Two flags has a mark outling those killed and wounded in the battle doine here on June 2, 1866.
Skrevet 17. juni 2019
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Lv2T
Parker, CO140 bidrag
jul. 2018 • Venner
We visited this battlefield site for a short 30 minutes with local friends. It is a very interesting site with a few interpretive boards for a quick read and one large board. In addition, there is a monument commemorating this battle with a listing of those who died here and a farm house that was moved nearby with interpretive signs on the windows.
Skrevet 15. juli 2018
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andy_geology
Ottawa, Canada126 bidrag
sep. 2017 • Par
Well worth the 30 minutes to visit this tourist stop to learn about the Fenian raides into Canada, which was a catalyst to confederation. For the geology buffs, the ridge that featured in the battle is related to the Onondaga limestone. For the botanical buffs, there is an interesting history of an Ironwood tree whose history includes the Battle of Ridgeway.
Skrevet 27. september 2017
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Gail W
Toronto, Canada18 bidrag
jul. 2017
A well done, local summation of the historic battle during the Fenian Raids of 1866. I learned more about Canadian history and seeing the site made things that I have read seem more real.
Skrevet 19. juli 2017
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kpgreynomads
King's Lynn, UK168 bidrag
mai 2017 • Par
Interesting visit after we had been into the Museum. You need to use your imagination here, but it's worth a visit.
Skrevet 9. mai 2017
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78 235 bidrag
aug. 2016 • Alene
I couldn’t find the Ridgeway Battlefield who was somewhere on Highway 3. My GPS brought me nowhere. Instead I kept looking to find it and eventually I did find it. It was worthwhile. Wow! There was so much information!

This is where the Feneans attacked Canada. There is a monument commemorating this event and an honor call for all those who died here. There were a lot of information interpretive signs, explaining everything about that war.

A farm nearby had been under attack as well. The children and mom had to run away to avoid any casualties. That farm still exists, but it isn’t a farm any longer. On every window there is information about this battle.

This is the best place to get all the info about this strange battle from the past. A worthwhile trek! I enjoyed my time there.
Skrevet 4. januar 2017
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Expat-in-America
The Woodlands, TX180 bidrag
jul. 2016 • Familie
This is one of the spots that locals visit for a better understanding of our local history, and it's worth a visit if you are a fan of history and battle sites. There are plenty to visit in the region (Old Fort, Fort George, Queenston) but don't forget to leave this little spot off your list. If you can, go when they have the re-enactments. They put on quite a show! There is a a lot of green space, so you can stay for a picnic after you visit the site.
Skrevet 10. juli 2016
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Mark W
Crystal Beach, Canada67 bidrag
jun. 2016 • Familie
If you are in Ridgeway this weekend, don't miss out on this very historical event that includes a parade featuring military regiments, and much more.

RIDGEWAY JUNE 4 (Admission is free):
Parade (Ridge Road) – noon: Ridge Road to Hwy 3. (Military March from Crystal Ridge Arena to Ridgeway Battlefield Park)

Ceremony – Battlefield Park, 3388 Hwy #3 – 1pm: Parachute Drop; Military Memorial Ceremony; Re-dedication of the Federal Battlefield; Period Cornet Band; Plaque Unveilings and Book Launch; Tributes to Soldiers

Festival – Crystal Ridge Arena 89 Ridge Rd. S. – 3pm: Military Tactical Demonstrations; weapons & Uniform Displays; Historical Artifact Displays; Period Camps; Food and Music; Interactive Kids Activities.
N.B. Highway #3 will be closed from 9am to 3pm between Gorham and Ridgemount Roads.
Free Parking and Shuttle Bus Service at Crystal Ridge Arena
Buses from Arena to Battlefield Park 10:00am to 11:50am

Buses from Battlefield Park to Arena: from 2:30pm
For details contact the Fort Erie Historical Museum museum@forterie.ca or 905-894-5322

OLD FORT ERIE: JUNE 11 & 12TH

FENIAN BATTLE RE-ENACTMENTS occur on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with a ceremony preceding the Saturday battle. All battles are free to watch. There will be military demonstrations, living history displays and more throughout the weekend. Fort Site open 10-5, regular admission applies. 350 Lakeshore Rd., Fort Erie. For more information, please call Old Fort Erie at 905-871-0540.
Skrevet 2. juni 2016
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