By Sandy Antal

ISBN-10: 0870134434

ISBN-13: 9780870134432

This formative historical past takes a brand new examine a dramatic conflict-the battle at the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. robust key avid gamers (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate warfare goals, and the "all or not anything" personality of the campaigns they waged nonetheless appear bigger than existence. but Sandy Antal's cautious reconstruction of local and nationwide aspiration, vested colonial curiosity, and territorial aggression, unearths reasons and expedients that have been as frequently mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned occupation of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, lines the Canadian/British/Native aspect of the clash (amid a literature ruled via the yankee view), and casts new mild on an allied army procedure that just about succeeded, but if it failed, failed spectacularly.

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Closely associated with border issues, Hull was considered by Washington as knowledgeable on matters relating to the frontier. As a result, he was made commander of the Northwest Army on 8 April 1812, specifically to lead an invasion of Canada, his first independent command. Maria Campbell, Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull, 254; WAMB, 188. By 1812, Hull had been "demilitarized" for almost 30 years. He was married and had five daughters and a son, Capt. S. Infantry. This son served as his aide at Detroit and was later killed at the battle of Lundy's Lane.

Adam Muir of the 41st and additional light field pieces, sending the entire detail back to Sandwich. Given the shortage of provisions, weapons, and manpower, St. " He ordered the North West Company schooner, Nancy, down from Sandwich to the shelter of Amherstburg. In addition, he intercepted a fleet of 11 Northwest Company bateaux en route to Lake Huron. St. George commandeered their cargoes of arms, ammunition, and blankets for the illequipped militiamen and armed the bateaux as small gunboats with the 3-pdr.

Furthermore, Brocks strategy for aggressive action in the west ran contrary to the views of the previous governor, Sir James Craig, who advocated a stout defence from Quebec City. Prevost was understandably reluctant to commit himself to a radical departure from established defence plans. He became further convinced of the advisability of a defensive posture by the recommendation of his acting deputy quartermaster general, Capt. Andrew Gray. "27 From a purely military point of view, Upper Canada was extremely vulnerable to attack.

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