Chrystler's Farm


Chrystler's Farm
   Battle in War of 1812-1814, fought Nov. 11th, 1813. The scene of the fight was near the head of the Long Sault Rapids, on the St. Lawrence. Morrison commanded the British troops, about 800 men, and Boyd the Americans, numbering 1800, increased during the fight to 2400. The Americans were driven off the field. Morrison captured 100 men and a gun. The American loss was 300 men; and the British, 200 men.
   See also War of 1812.
   Bib.: Lucas, Canadian War of 1812; Kingsford, History of Canada.

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