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The Battle of Chippawa

Battle of Chippawa

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Battle of Chippawa

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Battle of Chippawa

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Battle of Chippawa

Photo Source - Wikipedia Commons

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Niagara Falls
On the west side of the Niagara Parkway a fair distance
in from the road attached to a large concrete block
across from a boat ramp, 2.9 km south of the bridge
over the Welland River in Chippawa


Coordinates: N 43 03.159 W 79 01.446

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Plaque Text

Here, on 5 July 1814, an American army under Major-General Jacob Brown launched the last major invasion of Canada during the War of 1812. The Americans defeated a British and Canadian force commanded by Major-General Phineas Riall consisting of regulars, militia and Aboriginal warriors. During the engagement, about 200 men were killed and over 500 wounded. After four months of heavy fighting, with major action at Lundy's Lane, Fort Erie and Cooks Mills, the invaders were forced back to the United States.

Related Ontario plaques
The Founding of Chippawa
Fort Chippawa, 1791
Battle of Lundy's Lane
Fort Erie
Battle of Cook's Mills

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