An Account of the Battle of Chateauguay eBook

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14.  Mr. Williamson remembered well, Mr. Brodie informed the writer, that the settlers on the Chateauguay at the time of the battle, excepting of course the militia, were prepared to flee towards Montreal, intending to take with them what household effects they conveniently could, should the Canadian forces suffer defeat.

15.  Near De Salaberry’s first line, on the north bank of the river, stood the old block house.  Miss Anne Bryson remembers it well.


[1] Wm. James’ Mil.  Oc. of War of 1812.

[2] History of the War of 1812.

[3] James says at St. Regis.

[4] James.

[5] Letter of Hampton to Armstrong.

[6] James.

[7] To the Secretary of War, Sept. 25th, 1813, in Palmer’s Hist.  Register of the U.S., I., for 1814.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Chiefly Appleton’s Cycl. of Am.  Biog.

[10] Supplement to same.  It contains a portrait of Izard.

[11] H. Sulte.

[12] Garneau, Hist.  Can.

[13] Garneau.

[14] Garneau.

[15] Christie gives him credit for this point.

[16] See letters of “Veritas.”

[17] Christie Hist.  Can.

[18] Wilkinson’s letters

[19] All full accounts of the battle from this stage on are chiefly founded on that remarkable letter of a participant signing “Temoin Oculaire,” published in Montreal, 29 Oct., 1813.  It is open, however, to some corrections of detail.

[20] Garneau and Sellar; but Coffin says they were French-Canadian voyageurs, and Mr. John Fraser, from tradition, says five-sixths French-Canadians.  I have been unable to obtain the necessary verifications from Ottawa or elsewhere.

[21] W.F.  Coffin, Hist.  War of 1812.

[22] Jame’s Military Occurrences, I., 306.

[23] Coffin.

[24] James.

[25] Coffin.

[26] James, I., p. 308.

[27] Purdy gives an interesting and clear account (Vide Palmer’s Hist.  Register for 1814) of this march and some other matters, in his report to Wilkinson.

[28] James.

[29] James says sixty.

[30] James.

[31] Temoin Oc.

[32] Garneau.

[33] Tradition.

[34] James.

[35] James.

[36] Temoin Oculaire.

[37] James.

[38] Tradition.

[39] James.

[40] Coffin.

[41] James.

[42] This was “a fact known to many persons now alive,” according to a petition for a medal by his family in 1849.

[43] James.

[44] See his despatch.

[45] Sulte.

[46] Hampton’s Report on the Battle:  Palmer’s Hist.  Register, 1814.

[47] James.

[48] James.

[49] “Officier actif et zele.” (Temoin Oculaire.)

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