"One of the most controversial battles of the War of 1812. Experts still argue over who won. This account of the desperate battle that took place in sight of Niagara Falls has become a military history classic. The author narrates the events in detail while providing an examination of the weapons, tactics and personalities of the opposing armies. Fair tretment of both sides in the Lundy's Lane encounter ... should earn this book a 'definitive' treatment for years to come." -David Skaggs, Journal of the Early American Republic.
'Veterans of Wellington's army reported the recent fighting rougher than anything they had seen against the French in Spain.'-John Elting, Amateurs, To Arms!, 197.
'Though only an 'affair of posts' by European standards, it was one of the toughest engagements of the Napoleonic period.'-John Elting, Amateurs, to Arms!, 195.
After the Niagara campaign of 1814 in which the only battalion of American artillery actively participated as a unit, the British later remarked upon their efficiency that 'we thought you were French.'