Battle of Stoney Creek
We learn from a source entitled to the fullest credit, that the American loss at the late battle at Forty Mile Creek, in killed, wounded and prisoners, was only 105, including the two generals. The enemy’s loss was treble that amount.
COMMENT: This battle, generally called the battle of Stoney Creek, was fought on June 6, 1813 on the Niagara Peninsula in what is today the Province of Ontario. Two American brigades, commanded by Brigadier Generals John Chandler (1761-1841) and William Winder (1775-1824), both of them political appointees with little military experience, had camped together. A much smaller British unit, commanded by Brigadier General John Vincent (1764-1848), attacked at night and defeated them, after his scouts had reported that “the enemy’s guards were few and negligent; his line of encampment was long and broken; his artillery was feebly supported; several of his corps were placed too far to the rear to aid in repelling a blow which might be rapidly struck in front.” Both the American Generals, wandering around the battlefield, stumbled upon what they thought were American soldiers, but which turned out to be British, and both were captured.
London, April 18 ... On the 25th February...died in the county of Derby, Allice Buckley, in the 107th year of her age, who was never afflicted with the tooth-ache, or head-ache, nor ever had an hour’s sickness in the course of her life. Her mother lived to attain the age of 108 years.