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The Niagara Campaign of 1814

In 1814, the myth of a poor U.S. militia would be thoroughly discredited. Through regular drilling and increased discipline, the American army would prove to be a match for the British. This was due to new leaders like Jacob Brown and Winfield Scott who had taken over from the ineffective Revolutionary war-horses. However, now that Britain had defeated Napoleon, large numbers of highly competent reinforcements were arriving from Europe. But the ever cautious George Prevost still couldn't commit to going on the offensive.

In this Region:

The Road to Lundy's Lane: Introduction to the Niagara Campaign of 1814

The Iroquois in 1814

The Americans Take Fort Erie: Prelude to the Battle of Chippawa

The Battle of Chippawa

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane