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which the British frigate won the day, carrying her antagonist a prize of war into Halifax.
St. Lawrence Frontier and Lake Champlain. —We must now turn to Lower Canada and the St. Lawrence frontier. During the winter of 1812-1813 raiding parties from both sides had from time to time crossed the ice and committed petty depredations. In retaliation for a raid upon Brockville, Lieutenant-Colonel Macdonell crossed from Prescott toward the end of February, and, after a sharp conflict,* captured Ogdensburg, retiring to the Canadian shore with much booty. During the summer there was fighting on Lake Champlain, in which the small British fleet was completely successful. This was followed up by raids upon the American towns along the west shore of the lake—among others upon Plattsburg, the headquarters of the Grand Army of the North.
Chateauguay.—This army during the summer had been