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— July 5, 1814 3:30 p.m. —Major General Phineas Riall, the British commander, had repaired the bridge over the Chippawa and ordered his own Regular light infantry, the local Canadians of the 2nd Lincoln Militia and a force of Native Warriors, to clear out the now scattered American skirmishers. The remainder of Riall's brigade 1st, 8th and 100th Regiments of Foot (1,400 men) marched south along the river road toward General Brown and his outpost. Brown could not see the British troops through the strip of trees just south of Chippawa but he could see the dust kicked up by the British and he ordered Scott's brigade into action. As Riall's brigade formed for battle with their artillery along the river road, Scott's men crossed Street's Creek under fire from the British guns. Scott's troops, dressed in their grey work jackets, did not falter and pushed straight up the river road to Ussher's. They turned onto the farm lane leading into the area of cleared fields both armies called the plain, formed into line facing the British and advanced about 50 meters (54 yards).
|Placed By||The Niagara Parks Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:16am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 660870 N 4768519|
|Decimal Degrees||43.05233333, -79.02468333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 3.14', W 79° 1.481'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 3' 8.40" N, 79° 1' 28.86" W|
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