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Campaign of 1814 Battles in the Niagara Region

Type: Document

This is the main page for all charts for the 1814 campaign of the War of 1812, indicating command structure and battles . The first chart is linked to the same page and appears under coloured battle maps for 1814.

Site: Parks Canada

Map of the Niagara Peninsula

Type: Image

This map of the Niagara Peninsula shows the principle settlements and fortifications found in the frontier region during the War of 1812. The map dates from the mid-19th century, and also shows later features such as the Welland Canal (first opened in 1829), several railways, the 1855 Niagara Falls suspension bridge and the site of the 1866 battle of Ridgeway.

Site: National Defence

Major-General Jacob Brown, US Army, circa 1814

Type: Image

Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828) was one of the best of the new American generals who emerged in the later years of the War of 1812. He began the war as a New York state militia officer, and was commissioned in the regular army in 1813. Promoted major general, Brown commanded the well-trained 'Left Division' of an American army which invaded Upper Canada in 1814 across the Niagara frontier. This print was based upon a portrait commissioned in 1814 as one of a series showing American heroes.

Site: National Defence

Bloody Exchanges at Chippawa and Lundy's Lane

Type: Document

The Americans, led by General Brown, crossed the Niagara River on 3 July 1814. They swiftly captured Fort Erie, and gave an astonished force of British regulars a bloody nose at Chippawa. The invasion was contained by a confused and very bloody battle at Lundy's Lane.

Site: National Defence