On July 25, after the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa, the troops advanced along the Niagara River past the falls towards Lake Ontario. Along the Niagara River was Lundy Lane, which commanded a view of the surrounding area. Brigadier General Winfield Scott led the American forces. He ordered his men to attack the British positions even though they were outnumbered. Scott felt that if he were to retreat his forces would be vulnerable to attack. Scott attacked and requested reinforcements.
When the reinforcements arrived, American and British forces were about equally matched with 3,500 men each. The battle continued for many hours and neither side made much progress, Finally the American forces decided to withdraw. At the end of the battle, 867 British were killed, wounded or captured, while the Americans lost 861 men.