Near Chippawa in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Chippawa Battleﬁeld Panel 1
Background to a Battle
On 3 July 1814, Major General Jacob Brown, commanding a well trained force of 4,500 troops, crossed the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York and quickly captured Fort Erie. The next day, Brown ordered Brigadier General Winfield Scott to take his brigade and the U.S. Dragoons (1400 men) north, along the River Road and secure the bridge over the Chippawa (Welland) River, 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) north of this spot. Scott pushed the rear guard of the British forces along the river road, only to find the bridge destroyed and the British forces in a strong position on the north side of the river at Fort Chippawa. He returned to Street's (now Ussher's) Creek to camp for the night. Just before midnight, Scott was joined by Major General Brown who was followed by Brigadier General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley's Second Brigade of U.S. Regulars with the U.S. Artillery (1,200 men) and Brigadier General
Native Warriors served along side the British forces and American forces at Chippawa. They were considered excellent reconnaissance troops and marksmen. Their fierce reputation in battle was considered an asset by commanders on both sides.
Erected 2001 by The Niagara Parks Commission.
Location. 43° 3.137′ N, 79° 1.49′ 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. Touch 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 2 (here, next to this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 Battle of Chippawa (a few steps from this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 4 (a few steps from this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (about 150 meters away). 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.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 650 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.