A Very Brilliant Affair: The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 328 pages
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Analyzes the American army under Stephen Van Rensselaer and puts an end to many myths of what many call the Second War of American Independence.
  

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An excellent resource for anyone seriously interested in the War of 1812, Sir Isaac Brock, or the Battle of Queenston Heights. In a well researched, closely argued account of the Battle, Robert ... Read full review

Contents

Do justice to the occasion
1
In the midst of the labors of man
7
The Niagara
18
THE NIAGARA FRONTIER IN 1812
19
We shall have our hands full
40
PART TWO THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN
57
Queenston and Area
58
Seat of the War
72
1100 a m 230 p m
175
300 p m 400 p m
190
The undaunted bravery of veterans
193
May its effects not be lost upon the rising
215
A Glossary of Terms
221
APPENDICES
231
United States Army Personnel Involved at Queenston Heights
237
New York State Militia and Volunteer Personnel in
247

A cool calculation of the pours and centres
73
Redouble our exertions
89
We have but one object
107
400 a m 530 a m
139
Are you much hurt Sir?
140
730 a m
154
Beneath the stride of death
164
E Van Rensselaers Army on the Niagara River October 1812
255
G British Army Personnel Involved at Queenston Heights
262
H Upper Canada Militia Personnel Involved
268
J British Order of Battle 13 October 1812
274
Bibliography
307
Index
317
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The late Robert Malcomson was a leading expert on the War of 1812 and the Age of Sail on the Great Lakes and the author of several books, including Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814 and A Very Brilliant Affair: The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812.

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