|Battle of Chateauguay|
|Conflict||War of 1812|
|Date||October 25, 1813|
|Britain, Mohawks||United States|
|Charles de Salaberry||Wade Hampton|
While Hampton attempted to clear the roadblock, he sent Colonel Robert Purdy with 1500 troops to flank the Canadians in the forest along the road. Purdy was routed by Salaberry and a small force of Mohawks, who pushed them back towards the Chateauguay River. Meanwhile, after Hampton cleared the road, his troops fired on the supposed Canadian positions in the forest. Salaberry had spread his troops out over a wide area, and used bugles and Mohawk war cries to suggest that his force was as large as Hampton believed it to be. As a result, very few Canadians were killed, and Hampton withdrew when Purdy returned in defeat from his raid.