Châteauguay, Battle of


Châteauguay, Battle of

(Oct. 26, 1813) Engagement in the War of 1812, in which the British compelled a U.S. force to abandon an attack on Montreal. An advance unit of 1,500 men from an invading U.S. force of about 4,000 troops under Wade Hampton was stopped at Châteauguay, Que., by British troops (most of them French Canadians) who occupied the woods along the riverbank. The battle was followed by the withdrawal of the U.S. force from Canada.

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Ch{acirc}teauguay, Battle of, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up Châteauguay, Battle of? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.