The Life And Correspondence Of Sir Isaac Brock by Ferdinand Brock TupperThe Life And Correspondence Of Sir Isaac Brock by Ferdinand Brock Tupper

The Life And Correspondence Of Sir Isaac Brock

byFerdinand Brock Tupper

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Excerpt: ...of the evil-disposed, and I soon experienced the gratification of receiving voluntary offers of service from that portion of the embodied militia the most easily collected. In the attainment of this important point, gentlemen of the first character and influence shewed an example highly creditable to them; and I cannot, on this occasion, avoid mentioning the essential assistance I derived from John M'Donell, Esq., his majesty's attorney-general, who, from the beginning of the war, has honored me with his services as my provincial aide-de-camp. A sufficiency of boats being collected at Long Point for the conveyance of 300 men, the embarkation took place on the 8th instant, and in five days we arrived in safety at Amherstburg. I found that the judicious arrangements which had been adopted immediately upon the arrival of Colonel Proctor, had compelled the enemy to retreat, and take shelter under the guns of his fort: that officer commenced operations by sending strong detachments across the river, with a view of cutting off the enemy's communication with his reserve. This produced two smart skirmishes on the 5th and 9th instant, in which the enemy's loss was considerable, whilst ours amounted to 3 killed and 13 wounded; amongst the latter, I have particularly to regret Captain Muir and Lieutenant Sutherland, of the 41st regiment; the former an officer of great experience, and both ardent in his majesty's service. Batteries had likewise been commenced opposite Fort Detroit, for one 18-pounder, two 12, and two 5
Title:The Life And Correspondence Of Sir Isaac BrockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153708973

ISBN - 13:9781153708975

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