Battle Of Lundy's Lane, called also that of Bridgewater or Niagara, fought in Canada near the falls of Niagara, between the British and American forces, July 25, 1814. Gen. Brown, the American commander, being encamped on the Chippewa with 3,000 men, and learning that Gen. Drummond had crossed the Niagara at Queenstown to attack Fort Schlosser, sent Col. Winfield Scott with 1,200 men to make a demonstration on Queenstown. About sunset Scott suddenly came upon the British Gen. Riall, with his whole force and a battery of seven pieces, posted on an eminence at the head of Lundy's lane, 1 1/2 m. from Niagara Falls. Though having an inferior force, Scott at once assumed a position of attack, and sent Major Jessup with a battalion to turn the British left. This movement was successful, and Riall and his staff were captured; but Scott suffered heavy loss from the fire of the battery (increased to nine guns), until Brown with the remainder of his troops arrived on the field at nightfall. Under cover of almost total darkness, the whole force was sent forward to capture the battery. When they had nearly reached the guns they were discovered, and a volley of grape drove back one regiment in disorder.
The others, under Scott, pushed on steadily, fired one volley, charged with a shout, and captured the battery, driving the enemy down the hill. The British made three attempts to regain it, all of which were handsomely repulsed. Brown and Scott were wounded, and the command devolved upon Gen. E. W. Ripley, commander of the second brigade, who was also wounded and withdrew to the camp, leaving the captured guns for want of horses to drag them off. The loss of the Americans in killed and wounded was 743; that of the British 878.