Where Right and Glory Lead!: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814 by Donald, E GravesWhere Right and Glory Lead!: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814 by Donald, E Graves

Where Right and Glory Lead!: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814

byDonald, E Graves

Paperback | July 15, 1997

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"Where Right and Glory Lead!" is the story of one of the most hard-fought military actions in North American history. On a summer evening in July 1814, within sight of Niagara Falls, 5,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers struggled desperately for nearly five hours in a close-range, vicious battle that raged on into the dark. By morning more than a third had become casualties of what one participant remembered as "a conflict obstinate beyond description".

The two armies had fought to the point of exhaustion, and who won the battle has been a matter of dispute. The American force withdrew to Fort Erie, where it dealt the British-Canadian forces a sharp defeat, then crossed back into the United States.

Lundy's Lane was the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812. It was the high mark of the 1814 Niagara campaign, which was the longest and most sustained military campaign of the War of 1812, and cost the most casualties on both sides.

In his analysis of this still-controversial battle, Donald E. Graves narrates the background and events of the Battle of Lundy's Lane in precise detail while providing a thorough examination of the weaponry, tactics, organization and personalities of the opposing armies. The result is possibly the most thorough analysis of a musket-period action to appear in print and will appeal to those interested in the War of 1812, Napoleonic warfare -- and the face of combat.

Title:Where Right and Glory Lead!: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.85 inPublished:July 15, 1997Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1896941036

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On a summer evening in 1814, within sight of Niagra Falls, 5,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers waged war in the dark in what became the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812. By morning, more than a third had become casualties and who exactly won has been a matter of dispute ever since. Donald E. Graves narrates the background and events of the still controversial battle of Lundy Lane, analysing in precise detail the weaponry, tactics, organization and personalities of the opposing armies.