The Battle of Châteauguay

Charles de Salaberry at the Battle of the Châteauguay

Charles de Salaberry, a Canadian Francophone who made his career in the British Army, returned home to Lower Canada in 1810. There, he organized and led the Canadian Voltigeurs, and commanded the force that defeated an American advance towards Montreal on 26 October 1813. This painting shows de Salaberry at the climax of the action, encouraging his troops.

The Battle of Châteauguay
Painting by E.H. de Holmfield in 1896
Château Ramezay Museum and Historic Site of Montreal,
Quebec, 1998.1776

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