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Superior Officers Silverware And Tea Service From The Stoney Creek War Of 1812
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A reproduction of what the Superior Officers living on the land of the Gage's house before the Battle of Stoney Creek in June 1813. All the officers were leaving in tents by still wanted there comfort away from home. Having defeated the British at Fort George, near modern day Niagara-on-the-Lake, the American forces pursued the British deeper into Upper Canada (now Ontario). The American force was unable to overtake the retreating British before the latter arrived at Burlington Heights. Both sides expected that the Americans would then attack the British at Burlington Heights. Prior to moving on Burlington Heights the American force stopped in Stoney Creek, about seven miles (12 kilometers) east of the British location. American soldiers camped in tents on the Gage family farm and some of the officers used the farmhouse as their quarters.
According to local legend the Gage family were locked either in the cellar or the attic of the house while the Americans occupied the property. It is also possible they were simply turned out of the home and forced to find accommodation elsewhere.
June 7th, 2013
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