British Generals in the War of 1812: High Command in the Canadas

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 14, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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In British Generals in the War of 1812 Wesley Turner takes a fresh look at five British Generals - Sir George Prevost, Isaac Brock, Roger Sheaffe, Baron Francis de Rottenburg, and Gordon Drummond - who held the highest civil and military command in the Canadas. He considers their formative experiences in the British Army and on active service in European and West Indian theatres and evaluates their roles in the context of North American conditions, which were very different from those of Europe.
 

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Contents

Mr Madisons War
3
1 Generals and Generalship
9
The Leadership of LieutenantGeneral Sir George Prevost
24
The Leadership of MajorGeneral Sir Isaac Brock
58
The Leadership of MajorGeneral Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe
84
The Leadership of MajorGeneral Baron Francis de Rottenburg
101
The Leadership of LieutenantGeneral Sir Gordon Drummond
113
7 Comparing Generals
141
The Military Careers of British and American Officers in the War of 1812
160
Correspondence between the Commander of the Forces and Captain Downie
162
Prevosts Reports to Earl Bathurst
165
Abbreviations Used in the Sources
169
Notes
171
Bibliography
239
Index
257
Copyright

Chronology of the War of 1812
157

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About the author (2014)

Dr. Wesley B. Turner is Associate Professor of History at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. His previous publications include "Life in Upper Canada, The War of 1812 in the Niagara Peninsula, The War of 1812: The War for Canada, Album of Upper Canada" and contributor of several biographies in the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography". He was president of the Ontario Historical Society and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Catharines Historical Museum.

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