About the Friends of Crysler’s Farm

The Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield is a registered charity that was formed in 2000. They are a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the memory of the stirring victory of Joseph Wanton Morrison’s Anglo-Canadian army on November 11, 1813.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence places a wreath at the Battle of Crysler Farm Memorial, during Laurence's tour of the memorial, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in South Dundas, Ont.GREG PEERENBOOM/CORNWALL STANDARD-FREEHOLDER/QMI AGENCY

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence places a wreath at the Battle of Crysler Farm Memorial, during Laurence’s tour of the memorial, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in South Dundas, Ont.GREG PEERENBOOM/CORNWALL STANDARD-FREEHOLDER/QMI AGENCY

The group’s goal is to raise awareness and preserve the memory of the battle which took place on November 11th 1813. This is done through public events which include the organization of biannual period re-enactments; as well as an annual November 11th ceremony at the Battlefield Memorial located at Upper Canada Village near Morrisburg, Ontario.

In recent years, the Friends have been instrumental in revitalizing the displays in the Battle Memorial Building and sponsoring a military re-enactment weekend every second summer.

In 2017, the Friends were honoured with the Ontario Historical Society’s Scadding Award of Excellence “for outstanding contributions to the field of history”.

You can help the organization realize its goals by becoming a member of the Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield Memorial.

Membership in the Friends is only $25.00. Make your cheque payable to The Friends of Crysler’s Farm and mail it to:

The Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield Memorial
c/o Kim McInnis,
10295 Pleasant Valley Rd,
South Mountain, On
K0E 1W0

Help us continue to tell this vitally important story from Canada’s past.

The full story of the men and events of the 1813 campaign on the St. Lawrence frontier and the twin victories at Crysler’s Farm and Chateauguay is contained in a new book by military historian Donald E. Graves. Field of Glory: The Battle of Crysler’s Farm, 1813, is published by Robin Brass Studio of Toronto. It is the companion volume to Mr. Graves’s earlier Where Right and Glory Lead: The Battle of Luyndy’s Lane, 1814. It is both a popular and scholarly history and has gone into several printings.

For more information on the Friends, e-mail Dave Conners at 1812alivedc@gmail.com.