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Plaque for the Burning of St. Davids

The plaque reads ... On July 18th 1814, during the final American campaign on the Niagara frontier. Major-General Peter B. Porter sent a detachment of militia from the United States encampment at Queenston to attack St. David's. This force, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac W. Stone, was joined later by a small group of American regulars. Despite opposition from the 1st Lincoln Militia, the enemy captured the village, looted it and burned most of the buildings. Stone was severely censured for this destruction of private property and summarily dismissed from the United States Army.