The Battle of La Belle-Famille occurred on July 24, 1759, during the French and Indian War. near the portage of the Niagara river, when a French relief force for the French garrison at Fort Niagara (which the British had under siege) was ambushed and defeated by British and Indian forces.
The British knew of the French approach well in advance and constructed a breastwork across the road about two miles south of Fort Niagara. The French were ambushed, their force was routed, with many casualties. Captain Lignery was mortally wounded in the battle.