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Battle of Lundy's Lane

This articles describes the Battle of Lundy's Lane in the War of 1812.
Battle of Lundy's Lane
Battle of Lundy's Lane

Bloodiest Battle Ever Fought in Canada

In one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812, and perhaps the bloodiest battle ever fought in Canada, British, Canadian, and native forces of about 2,200, under the command of Gordon Drummond and Phinneas Reall, engaged an American force of 2,200 under Winfield Scott and Jacob Brown.

The Battle Continued Into the Darkness

The battle started in favor of the British and what seemed like a bidding massacre. Scott's troops were devastated by British artillery placed on the hill of a cemetery as they attempted to cross an open field. American reinforcements, however, arrived and managed to capture the deadly British cannons. British reinforcements arriving shortly thereafter proved unsuccessful in their attempts to recapture the cannons. The battle waged through the night. The exhausted and decimated Americans were forced to retreat to Chippewa and the British withdrew to Queenston. The battle is considered inconclusive as neither side could claim victory. Over 1,700 casualties were recorded at Lundy's Lane.

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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