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Near Chippawa in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3

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— July 5, 1814 3:30 p.m. —

 
 
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker
Inscription.  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).

Grey Jackets
The U.S. Infantry at Chippawa matched the musketry of their red coated adversaries.
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To this day the Gray Jackets of Winfield Scott's brigade live on in the dress uniforms at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
 
Erected 2001 by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar of 1812.
 
Location. 43° 3.14′ N, 79° 1.481′ 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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chippawa ON L2E 6S6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 2 (here, next to this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 4 (here, next to this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 1 (a few steps from this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 (a few steps from
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker
Close-up view of the map on the historical marker.
this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 6 (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chippawa (a few steps from 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker
Close-up view of the second section of text on the historical marker.
Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 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 Park Walking Tour image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
6. Chippawa Battlefield Park Walking Tour
View of the Chippawa Battlefield Park Walking Tour pathway - and its six Plexiglass panels.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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