CHATEAUGUAY MONUMENT. the praise bestowed upon the
Canadian militia for their steady defence of their position against such overwhelming odds. Hampton, apparently satisfied that he could make no headway against such vigorous opposition, withdrew his army to winter-quarters.
Chrysler's Farm.—About this time General Wilkinson was on his way down the St. Lawrence with a large force. General de Rottenberg, at this time in command of the British troops in Upper Canada, was at Kingston, where during all the summer an attack had been expected. Learning of Wilkinson's embarkation upon the river, he sent a detachment of troops under Colonel Morrison to harass the rear of the American army. A strong body from the latter, under General Boyd, had landed upon the Canadian shore below Prescott. At Chrysler's Farm, some distance above Cornwall, Morrison overtook the enemy,