Battle in War of 1812, Oct. 26, 1813. The stream from

which the battle took its name, rises in Franklin County, New York, and

falls into the St. Lawrence a few miles above Caughnawaga. The scene of

the battle was about six miles above the confluence of the English with

Chateauguay River. Hampton was in command of the Americans, and De

Salaberry commanded the Canadian troops, with Colonel Macdonell in

charge of the reserves. Although the former had an overwhelmingly

superior force, the result of the battle was in favour of the Canadians;

and the contemplated attack on Montreal was abandoned. The battle was

won by French-Canadian militia under a French-Canadian commander. See

also War of 1812; Salaberry. =Bib.=: Lucas, Canadian War of 1812;

Lighthall, An Account of the Battle of Chateauguay; Macdonell, The

Early Settlement and History of Glengarry in Canada; Kingsford,

History of Canada.