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Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813

Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813

Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2016

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Dundas
Along the St. Lawrence River, immediately adjacent to
Upper Canada Village, about 12 km east of Morrisburg

Coordinates: N 44 56.586 W 75 04.242


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Plaque Text

In November, 1813, an American army of some 8000 men, commanded by Major-General James Wilkinson, moved down the St. Lawrence en route to Montreal. Wilkinson was followed and harassed by a British "corps of observation" consisting of about 800 regulars, militia and Indians commanded by Lieut.-Col. Joseph Morrison. On November 11, Morrison's force, established in a defensive position on John Crysler's farm, was attacked by a contingent of the American army numbering about 4000 men commanded by Brigadier-General J.P. Boyd. The hard fought engagement ended with the Americans' withdrawal from the battlefield. This reverse, combined with the defeat of another invading army at Chateauguay on October 26, saved Canada from conquest in 1813.

Other plaques at this location
Battle of Crysler's Farm
Battlefield of Crysler's Farm Pro Patria


War of 1812

South Dundas Plaques

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> Posted February 8, 2011
The several references on this plaque to "American" troops would better be described as United States forces. Except for the British, all combatants--including Canadian militia and Native Americans--were American. -Wayne

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