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Battle of Lacolle Mills

This articles describes the Battle of Lacolle Mills in the War of 1812.
Battle of Lacolle Mills
Lacolle Mills


As part of a larger plan to invade and gain control of Canada, and to avenge the bitter defeat at the Battle of Crysler's Farm, Major General James Wilkinson and over 4,000 men left Plattsburgh, New York and attacked the small outpost at Lacolle Mills. The outpost contained a small regiment of 70 or 80 British soldiers barricaded in a stone mill.

Wilkinson Suffers a Defeat

As Wilkinson tried to dislodge the soldiers from the mill with withering gunfire, the British responded with congreve rockets. During the battle, the British soldiers were reinforced by additional British and Canadian soldiers. Ultimately, American firepower proved in ineffective in its barrage on the stone mill and Wilkinson and his men were forced back into American territory. American forces suffered 154 casualties compared to 61 British casualties.

War of 1812 Battles

November 7th, 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe
July 17, 1812 - Battle of Fort Mackinac
August 15, 1812 - Massacre at Fort Dearborn
October 13, 1812 - Battle of Queenston's Heights
January 22, 1813 - Battle of Frenchtown
March 30, 1813 - Battle of Lacolle Mills
April 27, 1813 - Battle of York
May 1-9, 1813 - Siege at Fort Meigs
August 15-16, 1813 - Surrender of Fort Detroit
September 10, 1813 - Battle of Lake Erie
October 5, 1813 - Battle of Thames
1813-1814 - Creek War
July 5- 1814 - Battle of Chippawa
July 25, 1814 - Battle of Lundy's Lane
August 24, 1814 - Battle of Bladensburg
August 25, 1814 - The Razing of Washington
September 6-11, 1814 - Battle of Plattsburgh
September 12-14, 1814 - Siege of Baltimore
November 11, 1814 - Battle of Crysler's Farm
January 8, 1815 - Battle of New Orleans


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