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The Battle of Lundy's Lane : on the Niagara in 1814

Author: Donald E Graves
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, ©1993.
Series: Schieffelin Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brigadier General Winfield Scott, United States Army, regarded the red-coated infantry before him. He had not expected to find the British in strength on this side of the Niagara River. His small, isolated brigade now faced an apparently superior enemy and could not rely on immediate assistance from his divisional commander, Major General Jacob Brown. A lesser man would have been daunted, but Winfield Scott - six  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graves, Donald E.
Battle of Lundy's Lane.
Baltimore, Md. : Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, ©1993
(OCoLC)607776115
Online version:
Graves, Donald E.
Battle of Lundy's Lane.
Baltimore, Md. : Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, ©1993
(OCoLC)624318440
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Graves
ISBN: 1877853224 9781877853227
OCLC Number: 27813162
Description: xxi, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: John Crysler's fields, 11 November 1813 --
pt. 1. Background to a battle: The coming of war. Major General Jacob Brown's Left Division. The defenders of Upper Canada --
pt. 2. The invasion of Canada, 3-24 July 1814: Opening moves at the Battle at Chippawa. Move and counter-move, 6-24 July 1814 --
pt. 3. The Battle of Lundy's Lane: Advance to contact, 24-25 July 1814. The cavalry of the First Brigade. The Second Brigade attacks. Drummon prepares to attack. The British counterattack. Disengagement, 26 July 1814 --
pt. 4. Aftermath: The cost and the accounting. Fort Erie and the close of the campaign, 27 July-5 November 1814. The end of the war.
Series Title: Schieffelin Collection.
Responsibility: by Donald E. Graves.

Abstract:

Brigadier General Winfield Scott, United States Army, regarded the red-coated infantry before him. He had not expected to find the British in strength on this side of the Niagara River. His small, isolated brigade now faced an apparently superior enemy and could not rely on immediate assistance from his divisional commander, Major General Jacob Brown. A lesser man would have been daunted, but Winfield Scott - six feet, five inches tall, deep-chested, stern-visaged, and twenty-eight years old - decided to attack. What followed was one of the bloodiest and most hard-fought military actions in North American history. For nearly five hours, American, British and Canadian soldiers struggled desperately into the night in a close range, vicious battle. As one participant recalled, it was "a conflict, obstinate beyond description." When dawn came, more than 1600 men lay dead or wounded. In his interpretation of a still controversial action, Donald E. Graves fills in the planning and operational background of the Niagara campaign of 1814 - one of the most bitterly contested of military operations of the War of 1812. He narrates the action at Lundy's Lane and provides a thorough examination of the weaponry, tactics, organization, and prominent personalities of the two opposing armies. In what is possibly the most detailed analysis of musket-period combat to appear in print, The Battle of Lundy's Lane will appeal to readers interested in the much-neglected War of 1812, American and Canadian local and regional history, and the development of the U.S. and Canadian armies.

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