Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Chateauguay, to a Warrior
Impressed to : Saro Thostosoroton, Warrior
NEF, faint traces of lacquer.
Confirmed on MGS roll under "Indian Department"
Although most of the campaigns for which the MGSM was awarded were fought in the Peninsular War, leading to the piece being frequently known as the Peninsular Medal, it was also awarded for conflicts far further afield. These included the War of 1812, sometimes known as the Anglo-American War, on the other side of the Atlantic.
Originating in British arrests of United States ships in the cause of the blockade of France necessitated by the Napoleonic Wars, and various resentments left over from the American War of Independence, the War saw two successive United States invasions of British Canada in 1812 and 1813. The latter was the more successful, but still made no net gains, and in October 1813 a scratch force of 500 Canadian Militia and indigenous Mohawk warriors defeated a US force of 4,000 that had been sent against Montreal at the Châteauguay River.