War of 1812


13 October 1812

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


Throughout September 1812 American military forces were built up along the Niagara frontier in order to invade Upper Canada and resume the campaign stopped at Detroit one month previous. Major-General Isaac Brock once again gathered a force of British regulars, Canadian colonial militia, and aboriginal warriors and deployed them along the frontier. On 13 October the American troops launched their amphibious assault across the Niagara River, focused on the village of Queenston. The battle continued throughout the day, during which Brock was killed leading a charge, until, finally, the American forces were defeated and either returned to New York or surrendered to the British.Footnote 2

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