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Monument for the Battle of Cook's Mills

The monument reads ... In October 1814 an American army advanced from Fort Erie toward the British line along the Chippawa River. Lieutenant-General Drummond ordered a reconnaissance towards Cook's Mills on his right flank in hopes of finding the Americans vulnerable to attack. On the 19th a heavy skirmish took place, involving men, of the Glengarry Light Infantry and the 82nd, 100th and 104th Regiments supported by a gun and rockets. The British-Canadian force withdrew, but the Americans abandoned Cook's Mills the following day and on the 21st joined the general retreat to Fort Erie