Lundy's Lane

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.

The bolstered British stopped and turned to meet the advancing Americans, under General Jacob Brown, at Lundy's Lane.

The opposing forces were similar in size - 3000 British against 2600 Americans - and the fierce clash lasted for five hours.

Late in the day, American attacks had pushed back sections of the British line, but reinforcements arrived to steady the redcoats.

The battle continued into the night and was evenly balanced until two American generals - Scott and Brown - were wounded and a retreat ordered.

Drummond's men lost 900 dead, wounded and captured, with 94 killed, while the Americans suffered similar casualties, but with twice as many soldiers killed.


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