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The plaque on the monument reads ... Following their repulse at Stoney Creek the Americans sent a force from Fort George to destroy a British advanced post at Beaver Dams. Warned of their approach by an Indian scout and by Laura Secord, a force of Iroquois from Caughnawaga and the Grand River, led by Captain Dominque Ducharme and Willian Kerr, ambush the attackers near here on 24 June 1813, and compelled them to surrender to Lieutenant James FitzGibbon of the British regular army. After this defeat the Americans did not again venture out in force, leaving the British in control of the area.