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Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures

On the Shores of the Châteauguay River

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On the Shores of the Châteauguay River
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At the Battle of the Châteauguay on October 26, 1813 an invading American Army of more than 3000 men were marching to attack Montreal. They were stopped on the Châteauguay River by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles de Salaberry and his force of 1500 men. First Nations allies and volunteer soldiers of Lower Canadian militia, the Canadian Voltigeurs, and the Canadian Fencibles, all recruited in Canada, saved Montreal from an American attack.