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The American forces were commanded by General Jacob Brown and General Winfield Scott. The U.S. forces began the campaign with the Capture of Fort Erie on the Niagara peninsula. Next they decisively defeated the British at the Battle of Chippewa. At the Battle of Lundy's Lane both sides claimed victory, but because the U.S. forces had suffered so many casualties they pulled back to Fort Erie. Following their return to the fort, the British under Gordon Drummond attempted to capture the fort and the Siege of Fort Erie followed. The Americans were able to hold out and the British eventually lifted the siege after suffering severe losses. After a small engagement at the battle of Cook's Mill American fores now commanded by General George Izard abandoned Fort Erie and returned to the U.S. side.
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