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Field of Glory-The Battle of Crysler's Farm

Adriana's project Field of Glory-The Battle of Crysler's Farm


Adriana represented Kingston at the Ontario Provincial Fair in Toronto, June 7 and 8 and sang O Canada at the Opening Ceremonies attended by the Lieutenant-Governor, the Honourable David C. Onley.

Field of Glory is about one of the most important battles ever fought during the War of 1812. The Battle of Crysler's Farm fought on Nov. 11, 1813 near Morrisburg, Ontario involved the largest American army to invade British North America. The greatly outnumbered forces of the British soldiers, the Militia, the

Voltigeurs, and the Mohawks battled together to solidly defeat and win victory over the American force saving Montreal from being conquered.

What was the impact of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm on Canadian History?

The Battle of Crysler’s Farm was significant because The British and Canadians, although greatly outnumbered, managed to keep the American troops from taking over Eastern Ontario and moving on to capture Montreal.

What is your topic important to Canadians today?

Today we are friends with the United States but that was not always the case. In 1812 – 1814, we were enemies and at war. If Great Britain and the people of Canada had of lost that war, we would probably be Americans today instead of Canadians.