A Narrative of the Affair of Queenstown: In the War of 1812. With a Review of the Strictures on that Event, in a Book Entitled, "Notices of the War of 1812".

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Leavitt, Lord & Company, 1836 - 136 pages

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Page 8 - Should we succeed, we shall effect a great discomfiture of the enemy by breaking their line of communication, driving their shipping from the mouth of this river, leaving them no rallying point in this part of the country, appalling the minds of the Canadians, and opening a wide and safe communication for our supplies.
Page 65 - The service was gallantly performed, and the enemy driven down the hill in every direction. Soon after this, both parties were considerably reinforced, and the conflict was renewed in various places. Many of the enemy took shelter behind a stone guardhouse, where a piece of ordnance was now briskly served.
Page 36 - I have received no official information), began to excite a strong disposition in the troops to act. This was expressed to me through various channels, in the shape of an alternative ; that they must have orders to act — or, at all hazards, they would go home.
Page 66 - Peck, who happened to be there exhorting the companies to proceed — but all in vain. At this time a large reinforcement from Fort George was discovered coming up the river. As the battery on the hill was considered an important check against their ascending the heights, measures were immediately taken to send them a fresh...
Page 86 - I am also directed to desire that a new court-martial may be immediately convened for the trial of such prisoners as may be brought before them — and that none of the officers who sat upon Hugh Wollaghau be admitted as members.
Page 22 - I might act under, and in conformity to, the opinion which might be then expressed. But my hope was idle: the previously excited ardor seemed to have gained new heat from the late miscarriage : the brave were mortified to stop short of their object, and the timid thought laurels half won by an attempt.
Page 66 - Totten, of the engineers ; but very soon the enemy were reinforced by a detachment of several hundred Indians, from Chippewa — they commenced a furious attack, but were promptly met, and routed by the rifle and bayonet. By this time I perceived my troops were embarking very slowly ; I passed immediately over, to accelerate their movements...
Page 15 - M'Donell had his horse shot from under him, and himself was mortally wounded. In the interim, General Brock, in attempting to rally his forces, was killed, when the enemy dispersed in every direction. As soon as it was practicable, I formed the troops in a line on the heights fronting the village, and immediately detached flanking parties, which consisted of Captain...
Page 65 - ... battery, so far down the river as to be out of the reach of our heavy ordnance, and our light pieces could not silence it. A number of boats now passed over unannoyed, except by the one unsilenced gun.

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