The Canadian War of 1812 (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1906 - United States - 269 pages
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Page 26 - The desertion of the militia ceased. Besides the reinforcements that came by water, I received information of a very considerable force under the command of Major Chambers, on the river...
Page 148 - States frigate Chesapeake. , On Tuesday June 1st, at 8 AM we unmoored ship, and at meridian got under way from President's roads, with a light wind from the southward and westward, and proceeded on a cruise. A ship was then in sight in the offing, which had the appearance of a ship of war, and which, from information received from pilot boats and craft, we believed to be the British frigate Shannon.
Page 27 - If their warfare, from being different to that of the white people, is more terrific to the enemy, let him retrace his steps - they seek him not, and cannot expect to find women and children in an invading army; but they are men, and have equal rights with all other men to defend themselves, and their property when invaded, - more especially when they find in the enemy's camp a ferocious and mortal foe, using the same warfare which the American commander affects to reprobate.
Page 47 - Queenstown battery, on the 13th instant ; with those which happened previously you are already well acquainted. " In pursuance of your order, we proceeded round the point and ascended the rocks, which brought us partly in rear of the battery. We took it. without much resistance. I immediately formed the troops in rear of the battery, and fronting the village, when I observed General Brock with his troops formed, consisting of four companies of the 49th regiment, and a few militia, marching for our...
Page 153 - ... national happiness. The policy now proclaimed to the world, introduces into her modes of warfare, a system equally distinguished by the deformity of its features, and the depravity of its character...
Page 16 - I have also to observe, that excepting the Inhabitants of Glengarry, and those Persons who have served in the American War, and their Descendants, which form a considerable body of Men, the residue of the Inhabitants of this Colony, consist chiefly of Persons who have emigrated from the States of America, and of consequence, retain those ideas of equality and insubordination, much to the prejudice of this Government, so prevalent in that...
Page 6 - I believe that the defence of Canada, and the co-operation of the Indians, depends upon the navigation of the lakes ; and I see that both Sir G. Prevost and Commodore Barclay complain of the want of the crews of two sloops of war. Any offensive operation founded upon Canada must be preceded by the establishment of a naval superiority on the lakes.
Page 249 - Wherever the United States may treat, they will treat with the sincere desire they have repeatedly manifested, of terminating the present contest with Great Britain on conditions of reciprocity consistent with the rights of both parties, as sovereign and independent nations...
Page 102 - With respect to the affair with Captain Boerstler, not a shot was fired on our side by any but the Indians. They beat the American detachment into a state of terror, and the only share I claim is taking advantage of a favorable moment to offer them protection from the tomahawk and scalping knife. The Indian Department did all the rest" (Documentary History, VI, 120-1).
Page 137 - After what had passed between us, you can perhaps conceive my amazement and chagrin at the conduct of majorgeneral Hampton. The game was in view, and, had he performed the junction directed, would have been ours in eight or ten days. But he chose to recede, in order to co-operate, and my dawning hopes, and the hopes and honour of the army, were blasted.

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