Few tourists visit Chippawa Battlefield. When you arrive, you will not be impressed by the 300 acre open field with a single monument and three flagpoles. Start reading the informative plaques about the Niagara Campaign. You will soon be mesmerized while learning about the bloody events of July, 1814, when American troops clashed with the British. They first secured Fort Erie on July 3. Two days later, a combined 4,000 men engaged in fierce combat on this field. When the smoke cleared from the muskets and cannons, over 700 lay dead or wounded. The Americans victory was one of the first against British veteran soldiers in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. With boosted confidence, the Americans attacked the British again on July 25 near today’s Niagara Falls. Over 250 soldiers died during the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. The result was a stalemate.