Crysler's Farm

War of 1812

Date

11 November 1813

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Context

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

Description

In the autumn of 1813, as one American army planned to move northward from New York state, a second American force crossed over the St. Lawrence River in order to advance eastwards along the north shore of the river towards Montréal. That city’s fall would isolate Upper Canada from Lower Canada and undermine the British position in the colonies. Meanwhile, a smaller British force composed of British regulars, Canadian colonial militia, and aboriginal warriors shadowed the Americans along the river until, finally, on 11 November, the two met on the fields of John Crysler’s farm between Morrisburg and Cornwall. By the end of the day, although both sides had suffered serious casualties, it was the American force that retreated from the battlefield.Footnote 2

Awarded to:

Currently serving unitsFootnote 3

Disbanded units

  • Captain Fraser’s Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons
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