Some Account of the Public Life of the Late Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost, Bart., Particularly of His Services in the Canadas; Including a Reply to the Strictures on His Military Character, Contained in an Article in the Quarterly Review for October, 1822
T. Cadell, 1823 - 296 pages
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Page 182 - I am to acquaint you, that his royal highness the prince regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his majesty, to approve and confirm the finding -and sentence of the court.
Page 63 - Their block-house and stockaded battery could not be carried by assault, nor reduced by field-pieces, had we been provided with them : the fire of the gun-boats proved inefficient to attain that end — light and adverse winds continued, and our larger vessels were still far off.
Page 67 - That the capture of his majesty's late squadron was caused by the very defective means Captain Barclay possessed to equip them on Lake Erie ; the want of a sufficient number of able seamen, whom he had repeatedly and earnestly requested of Sir James Yeo to be sent to him ; the very great superiority of force of the enemy to the British squadron ; and the unfortunate early fall of the superior officers in the action.
Page 64 - ... a single soldier without the limits of his fortress. Your Excellency having been a witness of the zeal and ardent courage of every soldier in the field, it is unnecessary in me to assure your Excellency that but one sentiment animated every breast, that of discharging to the utmost of their power their duty to their King and country : — But one sentiment of regret and mortification prevailed, on being obliged to quit...
Page 58 - May it please Your Excellency, We, His Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the...
Page 70 - ... unbecoming and disgraceful to his character as an officer, prejudicial to good order and military discipline, and contrary to the articles of war.
Page 62 - ... with a six-pounder. It was forced and carried in the most spirited manner, and the gun taken before a second discharge could be made from it : a tumbril, with a few rounds of ammunition, was found ; but unfortunately the artillerymen were still behind, the schooner not having been able to get up in time ; and the troops were exposed to so heavy and galling a fire from a numerous but almost invisible foe, aa to render it impossible to halt for the artillery to come up. At thiť spot two paths...
Page 72 - Upon which charges the Court came to the following decision :