Red Coats & Grey Jackets: The Battle of Chippawa, 5 July 1814

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Dundurn, Jul 25, 1996 - History - 216 pages

"... the definitive analysis of the battle of Chippawa. Donald Graves establishes its historical background, describes the opposing armies, brings them into battle, and assesses the results, without wasting a word yet his account of the battle combines high colour and exact detail. You find yourself alternately in the generals’ boots and the privates’ brogans, in all the smoke, shock and uproar of a short-range, stand-up fire fight."

- John Elting, author of Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon’s Grande Armee

 

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Contents

1 War Comes to the Niagara
1
The Left Division United States Army
17
The Right Division British Army in North America
33
Land Warfare in 1814
47
The Invasion of Canada 34 July 1814
65
The Morning of 5 July 1814
79
The Fight in the Woods
91
8 Why these are Regulars Battle on the Plain I
101
The Aftermath
133
11 The Long and Bloody Summer of 1814
147
The Fate of the Battlefield 18141993
157
Appendices
163
Notes
189
Bibliography
199
Index
206
Copyright

Battle on the Plain II
117

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About the author (1996)

A military historian with the Department of National Defence, Canada, Donald E. Graves has published many articles and monographs on warfare in the Mapoleonic period, including Sir William Congreve and the Rocket's Red Glare (1989). Red Coats and Grey Jackets is Graves's sixth book. he is the author of The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814 (1993) and co-author of Normandy 1944: The Canadian Summer (1994). His current project is to compile a comprehensive anthology of eyewitness accounts of the War of 1812. Donald Graves resides near Almonte, Ontario. when he is not researching or writing, he likes to engage in his two favourite hobbies - emuwatching and viticulture.

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