Regarding the 89th, the 1st U.States Infantry were opposite them in the Battle of Bridgewater or Lundy's Lane. The senoir Captain of the 1st, John Cleeves Symmes had the following to say regarding the 89th...... ..."above all I would like to have the British Regiments who fought in front of us consulted; particularly the 89th, they must say we swept them to the ground and that we took two of their officers ...in the course of the battle. I am told they admit that we drove them some distance with the points of our close persuing Bayonets at a full charge in which they were the principal suffers" John Cleeves Symmes to Lt. Col. Trimble 8 April 1815. Symmes Papers, Drapers collection Wisconsin State Historical Society.
Regards, Dave Bennett 1st U.States Infantry & Missouri Rangers.