HOH- June 5, 1813- Battle of Stoney Creek

On this day in 1813,  during the War of 1812,  Lt Col John Harvey starts his surprise attack with 700 British regulars of the 8th Regiment and 49th Regiment and some Canadian militia against 2,000 strong American vanguards under Brigadiers William Winder and John Chandler at Stoney Creek; his men bayonet the enemy pickets before they can raise the alarm; the two armies will fully engage after 2:00 am on June 6. Stoney Creek, Ontario

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