9781896941585

Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813

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    9781896941585

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    1896941583

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-31
  • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
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Summary

On a spring morning in 1813 the largest amphibious force in American history to that point - nearly 6,000 troops aboard 140 vessels - stormed ashore near the mouth of the Niagara River, routed the British garrison and captured Fort George. It was a textbook operation, the second consecutive American victory, and a promising sign that events of 1813 would redress the military calamities of 1812.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
"Perhaps the last time I will write."p. 1
Modern Timesp. 4
"So unequal a contest."p. 15
"We ought to have pursued the enemy night and day."p. 24
"A flying enemy much less fatigued than his pursuers."p. 32
"The continual wavering of the commanding General."p. 36
"The total want of Enterprise."p. 41
"Disappointed & dispirited."p. 45
"A scandalously managed affair."p. 46
"The roads, they say, are very bad."p. 49
"They also talk of following us in force."p. 51
"Some extraordinary delusion."p. 56
"'Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil."p. 60
"Ensign No Coat."p. 66
"The survivors were intensely excited."p. 70
"Laden with the furniture of death and destruction."p. 74
"His Light Troops were already on the skirts of our Camp."p. 80
"As sure as the morning dawn appears."p. 85
"The art of blundering."p. 90
"Our little band."p. 95
"We want experience in ... the Art of War."p. 101
"The victory they expected the next day."p. 104
"Only the utmost daring."p. 110
"A burglarious assault."p. 114
"That night a child might understand The De'il had business on his hand."p. 118
"The Hill was a Continual sheet of fire."p. 129
"The enemy appeared to be completely broken."p. 133
"The moment must be seized."p. 135
"None could conjecture what had happened to the Generals."p. 141
"The awful dream of the night."p. 145
"You will be surprised to find our loss so small."p. 153
"Never was a more compleat victory obtained."p. 157
"An action ... has quite altered the face of affairs."p. 160
"The enemy's fleet have an intention on this place."p. 164
"We're going back to fetch a bigger army."p. 166
"With all possible despatch."p. 167
"More contradictory statements we have never seen."p. 176
"That approval which valor and discipline must ever receive."p. 179
"Poor victims to fear."p. 182
"Canada will not be conquered this year."p. 185
A Time for Peacep. 194
Appendices
Billy Green: The Scout and the Routp. 207
Bones of Contentionp. 216
The Second Battle of Stoney Creekp. 228
Weapons and Capability at Stoney Creekp. 256
British Order of Battle and Strengthp. 258
American Order of Battle and Strengthp. 259
British Regulars and Canadian Militia Casualtiesp. 260
American Casualtiesp. 262
Endnotesp. 266
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 305
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