War of 1812


26 October 1813

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A battle honour forming part of the Government of Canada’s awards in commemoration of the War of 1812.Footnote 1


In the autumn of 1813 two separate American armies were advancing towards Montréal in an attempt to isolate Upper Canada from Lower Canada and undermine the British position in the colonies. One of these armies moved northward from New York state into Lower Canada near the Châteauguay River. The British countered with a force of Canadian colonial militia and aboriginal warriors under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry. When the Americans attacked on 26 October, de Salaberry’s defensive positions along the river held, and the Americans were forced to retreat and subsequently abandoned their plans to drive north towards Montréal.Footnote 2

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  • 3rd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
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