9781896941134

The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History

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    9781896941134

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    1896941133

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc

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Summary

Hitsman's account of the War of 1812 is regarded by many experts as the best one-volume history of that conflict. It is an engrossing story of the causes of the war and of the campaigns and battles that raged on land and water, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. This new paperback edition, edited by Donald E. Graves, contains the entire text of the original edition and much new material.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Sir Christopher Prevost
Introduction: ``Mac'' Hitsman, Sir George Prevost and the Incredible War of 1812 xv
Author's Preface xxxi
PART I - THE ORIGINS OF A CONFLICT
Years of Tension: The Road to War, 1783-1811
3(22)
``A General Outline for Defence'': Preparations for War, 1811-1812
25(26)
PART II - 1812: THE CANADAS AT BAY
Opening Moves, June and July 1812
51(14)
Victories in the Old Northwest: August 1812
65(18)
Brock and the Niagara: September and October 1812
83(21)
Supply Routes: August to December 1812
104(13)
PART III - 1813: HOLDING THE LINE
Across the Ice: January and February 1813
117(19)
See-Saw in the Canadas: April to June 1813
136(20)
Defeats in the West: June to October 1813
156(21)
The Autumn of 1813
177(22)
PART IV - 1814: ON THE OFFENSIVE
Occasional Enterprises: December 1813 to May 1814
199(14)
Summar Stalemate in Upper Canada: June to September 1814
213(24)
On American Territory: April to September 1814
237(12)
Defeat on Lake Champlain
249(19)
The Treaty of Status Quo: July 1814 to January 1815
268(49)
APPENDICES
1. Despatches Respecting Defensive and Offensive Policy
283(8)
2. Order of Battle: British Regular Units and Corps in North America, 1812-1815
291(4)
3. The Troop Strength of the British Army in North America, 1812-1814
295(2)
4. Canadian Military Units, Upper and Lower Canada, 1812-1815
297(5)
5. Native Military Forces in the Great Lakes Theatre, 1812-1815
302(2)
Carl Benn
6. British and Canadian Military Heritage of the War of 1812
304(4)
7. British and American Naval Forces in North American Waters, 1812-1814
308(4)
Robert Malcomson
8. British and Canadian Battle Honours, Medals and Awards of the War of 1812
312(5)
Endnotes 317(38)
A Bibliography of the British, Canadian and Native War of 1812 355(36)
Donald E. Graves
Index 391

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