LIEUT.-COL. DE SALABERRY.
till the great chief himself and more than a hundred of his warriors lay dead upon the field. PJor escaped to Burlington, but was disgraced for this disaster.
Lower Meanwhile, two American forces, under
Canada Generals Hampton and Wilkinson, were Threatened. preparing to make a combined attack on Montreal. Fortunately their plan of meeting miscarried, but in this hour of danger the Canadians rose loyally and bravely to defend their country. Hampton crossed the boundary at Odelltown, but the road to Montreal lay for fifteen miles through a dense swamp, and it was so well guarded that he quickly recrossed the boundary and moved westward. A body of French Canadians, the Voltigeurs, led by Colonel de Salaberry, moved west-ward also.