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Action at French Creek

General Jacob Brown made camp at French Creek on October 29th, 1813. Brown's force was the advance guard of General Wilkinson's army marching on Montreal. On November 1st a British squadron under the command of Captain William H. Mulcaster arrived at the mouth of French Creek with two schooners, two brigs and four gunboats. Mulcaster's main purpose was to disrupt and harass the American troops as they moved towards Montreal.

Mulcaster anchored three ships in the bay and began firing on the American position. The Americans responded with cannon fire from two brass 18 pounders which were located on the west side of the creek.

Mulcaster, with some of his ships hit called off the action around dark. The British began firing on the American position the next morning. However during the night the Americans had placed more cannon on the west side of the creek and the results were inconclusive. Mulcaster withdrew once again.

American losses were two killed and four wounded. British losses in this action were one killed, four wounded.