Where Right and Glory Lead!: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814

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Robin Brass, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 332 pages
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This is the story of one of the most hard-fought actions in North American history. On a summer evening in July 1814, within sight of Niagara Falls, American, British and Canadian soldiers struggled desperately in a close-range battle that raged on into the dark. By morning more than a third had become casualties. The two armies had fought to the point of exhaustion, and who won has long been a matter of dispute. Lundy's Lane was the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812 and the bloodiest fought on what is now Canadian soil. It was the high mark of the 1814 Niagara campaign, which was the longest of the war and the last time Canada suffered a major foreign invasion. In his analysis of this still-controversial battle, Donald E Graves narrates the background and events in detail while providing a thorough examination of the weapons, tactics and personalities of the opposing armies. The result is possibly the most complete analysis of a musket-period action to appear in print.

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Donald Graves is the Bruce Catton of the War of 1812. Writing clearly and lucidly, Graves describes this horrendous slugging match in 1814. Accompanied by a detailed Order of Battle, Graves provides ... Read full review

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Great book, Very unbiased but incredibly readable. Without a doubt the best book on the subject.

Contents

A Mere Matter of Marching The Coming of War
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Major General Jacob Browns Left Division
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The Defenders of Upper Canada
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Donald E. Graves, one of Canadas best known military historians, is the author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books dealing primarily with the Napoleonic period, including the War of 1812, and the Second World War. Click here to visit his website for information on all his books.

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