Charles de Salaberry: Soldier of the Empire, Defender of Quebec

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Dundurn, Aug 9, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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Charles de Salaberry (1778-1829) was a brilliant military figure who played a vital role in the War of 1812. A French-Canadian, he attained both rank and honour in the British army. He was a hero of Chateauguay and instrumental in the formation of the Canadian Voltigeurs and a respected advocate of French-Canadian rights. This book paints a vivid picture of a man whose pride and honour were part of an ancient family tradition, whose accomplishments were unique in the history of Lower Canada.

 

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User Review  - JenIanB - LibraryThing

A good, solid basic biography. All bones but not much flesh unfortunately. Everything you need to know, but the little details that bring a person to life are mostly missing. Originally published in 1984, this is an unrevised later (2012?) reprint. Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations and Photographs
8
Preface
13
1 Whats in a Name?
17
2 Lessons in the Indies
31
3 Service in England
41
4 Return to Canada
53
5 The War Begins
65
6 The Campaign Against Montreal 1813
71
10 De Salaberry in Public Life
125
11 The Tradition Carries On
131
De Salaberrys Letter to his Father after the Battle of Chateauguay
141
Letter from Panet Speaker of the Assembly and the Assemblys Vote of Thanks
143
De Salaberry in Literature
145
Notes
152
Selected Bibliography
154
Illustration and Photograph Credits
157

7 The Battle of Chateauguay
83
8 The War Carries On
97
9 The End of A Military Career
117

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J. Patrick Wohler, who is the Co-ordinator of Museum Technology at Algonquin College, Ottawa, has published two books on museology.

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