25 July, 1814
After Chippewa, General
Sir Phineas Riall retreated north towards the Niagara
Falls, where he met reinforcements under the new British
commander Sir Gordon Drummond.
bolstered British stopped and turned to meet the advancing
Americans, under General Jacob Brown, at Lundy's Lane.
opposing forces were similar in size - 3000 British against
2600 Americans - and the fierce clash lasted for five hours.
in the day, American attacks had pushed back sections of
the British line, but reinforcements arrived to steady the
battle continued into the night and was evenly balanced
until two American generals - Scott and Brown - were wounded
and a retreat ordered.
men lost 900 dead, wounded and captured, with 94 killed,
while the Americans suffered similar casualties, but with
twice as many soldiers killed.