The Battle of La Belle Famille

The Battle of La Belle Famille (HM19UM)

Location: Youngstown, NY 14174 Niagara County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 15.102', W 79° 3.001'

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French Losses: The Battle & The Interior

July 24, 1759
At this location British troops set defenses against French reinforcements, intent on breaking the British siege of Fort Niagara. Though outnumbered, the British repelled the advance and assured the fall of the Fort. Their supply route cut, the French were ultimately expelled from the Ohio frontier.

La Belle Famille was nothing more than a clearing in the vast forest that offered British troops the best opportunity to engage the French troops. The origin of the name is unknown.

1. Captain De Lancey & 150 men build log breastwork.

2. Shots fired at Bloody Run warn that the French are coming. Massey's 46th regiment is dispatched to reinforce De Lancey.

3. French troops emerge into clearing.

4. British open fire and inflict heavy casualties.

5. French troops retreat with Indians in pursuit.

6. With hope of relief gone, the Fort falls to the British.

7. Loss of control of the mouth of the Niagara broke the supply route used by the French for all interior operations.
HM NumberHM19UM
Placed BySeaway Trail, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] BRIDGER1963  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658291 N 4790612
Decimal Degrees43.25170000, -79.05001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.102', W 79° 3.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 6.12" N, 79° 3' 0.06" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 Main St, Youngstown NY 14174, US
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