1st Battalion 22nd Infantry



JULY 25, 1814

The bloodiest and most tenaciously fought battle of the War of 1812


Battle streamer for Lundy's Lane


British and Canadian forces stood on the battlefield at Lundy's Lane,
to repel an invasion by US Army forces. The battle, which took place on Canadian soil,
was, after the Battle of New Orleans, the bloodiest of the War of 1812.

Unlike New Orleans, which resulted in a large number of casualties for the British
and a very small number for the Americans, Lundy's Lane produced large numbers
of casualties on both sides. Casualty figures for the British and Canadians were 84 killed,
559 wounded, 193 missing and 42 taken prisoner, for a total of 878 casualties of all kinds.

Casualty figures for the Americans stood at 173 killed, 571 wounded and 117 missing,
for a total of 860 casualties of all kinds.

Both sides claimed victory, however;
the battle effectively ended America's attempt to invade Canada.

The battle lasted for nine hours or more,
with a great deal of the fighting done in the darkness of night.

The US 22nd Infantry Regiment suffered 143 casualties, of which 49 were killed,
died of wounds or missing in action.

Colonel Hugh Brady, commanding the 22nd Infantry at Lundy's Lane,
was so badly wounded during the battle, that he was not fit for duty until the war's end.





The Battle of Lundy's Lane, fought on July 25, 1814 was one of the two bloodiest battles of the War of 1812.
The 22nd Infantry, as part of Scott's Brigade, suffered the most casualties of any Regiment involved in the battle.


Note: the 1st Battalion website is working on a detailed account of the battle to be posted on this page in the near future.






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