Morrisburg in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Battle of Crysler’s Farm
Bataille de la ferme Crysler
Here, on the farm of John Crysler, was fought one of the decisive battles of the War of 1812. On 11 November 1813 Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Morrison, with 800 British and Canadian regulars, militia and Indians, engaged an American force of 4,000 under Brigadier-General John Boyd. The open terrain was suited to the training of the well-drilled British regulars, who, after two hours of heavy fighting, routed the enemy. This victory ended a major American thrust at Montreal.
Ici fut livrée l'une des batailles décisives de la guerre de 1812. Le lieutenant-colonel Joseph Morrison, à la tête de 800 hommes (réguliers britanniques et canadiens, miliciens et Indiens) livrait combat, le 11 novembre 1813, aux 4 000 hommes du brigadier-général américain John Boyd. Les réguliers britanniques, bien exercés au combat en rase compagne, mirent les Américains en fuite après deux heures de rude bataille. Cette victoire brisa la poussée importante de l'ennemi vers Montréal.
Erected 1923 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 44° 56.516′ N, 75° 4.212′ W. Marker is in Morrisburg, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13700 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road, Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1M0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 (about 120 meters away); Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Aultsville Train Station and Locomotive 1008 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Sir James Pliny Whitney (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Rev. Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (approx. 4.8 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Morrisburg.
Also see . . . The Battle that Saved Canada - Crysler's Farm.com. The Battle of Crysler's Farm, fought on muddy ploughed fields beside the St. Lawrence River on November 11, 1813, was a crucial moment in the history of Upper Canada and marked the end of the most serious attempt to that time to invade Canada. (Submitted on April 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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