This series of posts is about fifteen men who fought, and lost, in THE BATTLE OF CHATEAUGAY.
(There will possibly be more than 50 posts in this series. It depends on the actions of those fifteen men once the battle is over. They are rather closed mouth about the whole thing and will not divulge a wit more to me at this time.)
The Village of Chateaugay, NY
The Battle of the Chateauguay was an engagement of the War of 1812.
In that war the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain.
However; this battle was fought on land.
It was a conflict that would have an immense impact on the young country’s future. Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and America’s desire to expand its territory.
The United States suffered many costly defeats at the hands of British, Canadian and Native American troops over the course of the War of 1812, including the capture and burning of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a “second war of independence,” beginning an era of partisan agreement and national pride.
The following series of posts is about fifteen of those proud American men who died on the battlefield; they were called The Chateaugay Platoon.