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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter
: 17 's March through the Sherman Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Appendix. (search)
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 139 (search)
Chippewa, battle of General Brown took prompt measures to secure the advantages derived from the capture of Fort Erie (see Canada), for it was known that General Riall, who was then in chief command on the Niagara frontier, was moving towards Fort Erie. Early in the morning of July 3, 1814, he had sent forward some of the Royal Scots to reinforce the garrison. At Chippewa, at the mouth of Chippewa Creek, they heard of the surrender of the fort, when Riall determined to make an immediate attack upon the Americans on Canadian soil. Hearing that reinforcements were coming from York, he deferred the attack until the next morning. To meet this force, G
behaved gallantly under the leadership of Captain Pollard and the famous Red Jacket.
The British advanced corps, severely smitten, fled back in affright towards Chippewa.
Porter pursued, and found himself within a few yards of the entire British force, advancing in battle order.
A desperate struggle ensued.
Finally the British
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Gardner, Charles K. 1787- 1869 (search)
Gardner, Charles K. 1787-1869 Military officer; born in Morris county, N. J., in 1787; joined the army in May, 1808; served in the War of 1812, being present at the actions of Chrysler's Field, Chippewa, Niagara, and Fort Erie; was in the Treasury Department in 1850-67. His publications include A dictionary of commissioned officers who have served in the army of the United States from 1789 to 1853; A compendium of military tactics; and A permanent designation of companies, and Company books, by the first letters of the alphabet. He died in Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 1869.