Fort Niagara is constructed from 1726 on. In de War of 1812, is was captured by British troops on 19 December 1813. Fort Niagara remained under British control for the rest of the war.
The fort was strengthened and expanded during the U.S. Civil War just in case the British in Canada decided to enter the war on the side of the Confederacy.
During World War I Fort Niagara served as training post.
During the Second World War, Fort Niagara was a POW-camp for 1,200 German prisoners-of-war who were captured in North Africa.
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