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Monument for Vrooman's Battery

The monument reads ...

Manned by Captain Samuel Hatt's 5th Lincoln (Militia) Regiment and a small party of Lincoln Militia Artillery under Lieutenant John Ball, and consisting of one 24 pounder cannon mounted within a cresent shaped earthwork, this battery was engaged in the The Battle of Queenston Hieghts on 13th October, 1812. Commanding the Niagara River, it's continuous fire harrased the Americans crossing from Lewiston, provided cover for the British when they were first repulsed from the heights, and supported later attempts to regain them.