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Defence of Brigadier General W. Hull : delivered before the general court martial, of which Major General Dearborn was president, at Albany, March 1814 : with an address to the citizens of the United States

Author: William Hull; United States. Army. Court-martial (Hull : 1814); Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Boston : Published by Wells and Lilly, 1814.
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In 1812, Hull reluctantly accepted a commission as brigadier-general and the command of the army to defend the Michigan Territory and attack Upper Canada from Detroit. Hull made a suggestion to the Madison administration that a superior American force at Detroit might force the British to abandon their ships, thus allowing the Americans to take possession of these ships and saving the government the cost of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hull, William, 1753-1825.
Defence of Brigadier General W. Hull.
Boston : Published by Wells and Lilly, 1814
(OCoLC)613193286
Named Person: William Hull; William Hull
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Hull; United States. Army. Court-martial (Hull : 1814); Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 2738191
Description: xlvi, 215 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Defence of Brigadier General Hull
Responsibility: written by himself, copied from the original manuscript and published by authority ; to which are prefixed the charges against Brigadier General Hull, as specified by the government.

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In 1812, Hull reluctantly accepted a commission as brigadier-general and the command of the army to defend the Michigan Territory and attack Upper Canada from Detroit. Hull made a suggestion to the Madison administration that a superior American force at Detroit might force the British to abandon their ships, thus allowing the Americans to take possession of these ships and saving the government the cost of building a fleet. In July of 1812, he arrived in Detroit and a short time later crossed into Amherstberg with his superior force, but he delayed the invasion assuming that the Canadian militia would desert. From that point, it all went wrong: His communications were cut off by the British and the Indians, the British captured Fort Mackinac, British forces reached Amherstberg, Hull returned to Detroit where he eventually surrendered his army. The court martial tried him for treason, cowardice and neglect of duty; he was found guilty on the last two charges and sentenced to be shot. Pres. Madison, who went along with Hull's suggestion, fully supported the decision but remanded the execution due to Hull's service in the Revolution.

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