The Battle of Chippawa Commemorative Ceremony
July 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Niagara Parks Heritage, the Royal Canadian Legion and the community of Chippawa in commemorating the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Chippawa with a service and musket demonstration. A self-guided walking tour will help you retrace the events of this important battle which was fought on July 5, 1814. It was the opening engagement of the Niagara Campaign of 1814 and one of the longest, most violent and bloodiest military operations of the War of 1812.
The Battle of Chippawa was fought between 2,000 British, Canadian and Aboriginal forces and 3,500 American troops on the fields of Samuel Street’s farm, near the banks of the Niagara River. The fighting started early in the morning and lasted until nearly six o’clock in the evening. When it was over, British troops suffered considerable losses against the victorious American military. Three weeks later, however, the invaders were turned back at the bloody battle of Lundy’s Lane, fought on July 25, 1814.