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Near Chippawa in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5

Final Stages

 

—July 5, 1814 5:30 p.m. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker
Inscription. As the battle raged, more American artillery deployed to the middle of the plain between the 11th U.S. and the lone 25th U.S. company, less than 100 meters (109 yards) from the British line. General Brown then led Ripley's brigade across Street's Creek to the west in an effort to envelop the entire British Force. However, the creek was chest deep, the undergrowth thick and Ripley's men never did join the fight on the plain. Meanwhile, with point blank canister raking his line, the enemy's combined 9th / 22nd Infantry standing their ground and the 25th U.S. preventing his line from deploying, General Riall ordered a withdrawal. The British troops slowly moved back, firing as they retired. They were cover by the 19th Light Dragoons and the guns of Fort Chippawa until the brigade crossed the Chippawa River and once again destroyed the bridge, temporarily leaving some Native allies on the American side. For the first time during the War of 1812, the U.S. Army had defeated equal number of British Regulars in open battle. Brown reported 58 killed, 241 wounded and 19 missing. Riall listed 148 killed, 321 wounded and 46 missing. Although difficult to estimate, the combined Native Warrior casualties from both sides exceeded 100 killed and wounded. The soldiers killed during the Battle of Chippawa were buried the next day, on the battlefield by
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker
Close-up view of the map on the historical marker.
the Americans.

Militia Citizen soldiers served on both sides at the battle. They were often supplied cast off regular army uniforms or they simply made do with civilian attire. Male citizens in Canada and the U.S. from age 16 to 60 were expected to perform military service.
 
Erected 2001 by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 3.143′ N, 79° 1.471′ W. Marker is near Chippawa, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Niagara River Parkway just west of Edgworth Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, a short distance south of Chippawa, Ontario, and opposite Navy Island, in the Chippawa Battlefield Park. This historical marker is part of the Chippawa Battlefield Park Walking Tour - and is one of six Plexiglass panels, that is freestanding in a row along the northern boundary of the park, approximately 15 yards from the Chippawa Battlefield Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Chippawa, Ontario L2E 6S6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 4 (here, next to this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 6 (here, next to this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
(a few steps from this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 2 (a few steps from this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Chippawa (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Chippawa.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker
Close-up view of the second section of text on the historical marker.
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker
View of the historical marker and a view of the area beyond the marker where the British forces came from when they attacked the American forces.
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
6. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 Marker
View of the historic monument, along with the Chippawa Battlefield Park Walking Tour pathway - and its six Plexiglass panels.
 
 
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