Definition of La Colle Mill, Canada
What does the word La Colle Mill, Canada mean?
part of speech: noun
March 30, 1814, War of 1812. To clear the way to Montreal, General Wilkinson, with 4000 Americans, pushed on against the British entrenched at La Colle Mill. The place was defended at first by 200 men, but this number was increased to almost 1000 men during the battle by reinforcements. The British position was so well fortified that the assaults were easily repulsed; counter-charges were likewise unsuccessful. After two hours of desperate fighting the Americans withdrew with a loss of thirteen killed and 128 wounded; the British lost eleven killed and forty-six wounded. The military career of General Wilkinson ended with this battle; he was relieved from command, tried by court-martial, but acquitted.