Charles-Michel d'Irumberry de Salaberry's group of Colonial regulars, the Voltigeurs Canadiens, was a light infantry unit that would become one of the most successful and well-known units to fight in the War of 1812.
Voltigeurs, forcing the American troops to retreat, despite the fact that they outnumbered the Voltigeurs and their Aboriginal allies by more than two to one.
Despite the legend arising around de Salaberry and the Battle of Châteauguay, including the assertion that 300 allies had forced the retreat of 7,000 Americans, the significance of that battle and de Salaberry's role in it remain indisputable despite historical exaggeration. The actions and heroism of de Salaberry and the Voltigeurs remain key moments in the War of 1812.
Composition fine silver (99.99% pure)
Weight (g) 7.96
Face value 4 dollars
Artist Bonnie Ross (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)