On November 1, 1813, British forces headed by two brigs, two schooners, and two transports of infantry attacked the camp of General Jacob Brown at French Creek. The batteries of 18 pounders at Bartletts Point were successful in driving off the landing force before they were able to disembark their troops.
The next morning the enemy again attempted a landing. The attempt failed a second time with one of the brigs having to be towed off. American losses were two killed and four wounded.
The Battle of French Creek preceded Wilkinson's disastrous campaign to take Montreal.