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Fort Erie ... the Siege

The air was filled with smoke from cannons and guns between August 7th & 9th 1998 at Historic Fort Erie, during a re-enactment of one of the bloodiest battles from the War of 1812.

About 200 re-enactors maybe more took part in the battle that saw the British and Canadian soldiers try to take back the American held fort.

The event was part of the siege weekend that gave people a chance to see life as it was during the War of 1812.

An encampment was set up with soldiers and their families answering many questions.

At exactly 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night, the battle started with the British army slowly moving forward towards the fort.

A small group of American soldiers made their way onto the field to keep them out but could not stop the advance.

On Sunday morning members of both the Americans and British groups took part in a Memorial Service for the men who fought and died at the Siege of Fort Erie in 1814.