Battle of Stoney Creek 1813, The

On June 5, 1813, an invading United States army of about 3,000 men, commanded by Brigadier- General Chandler, camped in this vicinity. That evening some 700 British regulars of the 8th and 49th Regiments, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John Harvey, left their encampment on Burlington Heights to attack the enemy. The assault was launched early the following morning under cover of darkness. In the fierce and confused fighting which followed, heavy losses were suffered on both sides, but the Americans were defeated and withdrew after their two senior officers, Brigadier-Generals Chandler and Widner, were captured. This victory is credited with preventing Upper Canada from being overrun in 1813.


In Battlefield Park, King Street and Highway 20, Stoney Creek

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: City of Hamilton (District)

Municipality: City of Hamilton