Sculpture of General Drummond on his Horse

The plaque on the sculpture reads ...

Holding the High Ground

Early in the morning of July 26th, 1814 Lieutenant - General Sir Gordon Drummond awaited another attack on the Lundy's lane hill near Niagara Falls. Throughout the previous night, this hill had been taken and retaken in the bloodiest, most hard fought Battle of the War of 1812-1814.

The expected attack did not occur. The Americans, exhausted, withdrew to Fort Erie. In November, they abandoned Fort Erie and retired across the Niagara River.

Drummond and his troops had successfully maintained British sovereignty in the Niagara Peninsula.