Saturday, July 6, 2013

Map of the Battle of Chippawa 1814


An overview sketch of the Battle of Chippewa, 1814.
 My version of the battle. It was fairly easy to stage, but difficult for the British to win, since they were somewhat outnumbered. At right is BG Winfield Scott's 1st Brigade, at left is MG Peter Porter's 3rd (Light) Brigade. British MG Phineas Riall's Brigade consisted of the 1st (Royal Scot's) Foot and the 1/100th Foot on the front line, supported by the 1/8th Foot in the second line (most authors don't bother mentioning which battalion, since British Army battalions were usually scattered in different brigades). The three light companies were detached to serve independently.