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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 10:03 p.m. PST


"His Majesty's arms gained a complete victory over those of the United States yesterday in a very brilliant affair" Captain William Holcroft Royal Artillery

Robert Malcomson who many readers will be familiar was the dean of War of 1812 historians. Although most of his works center on the naval side of the war, this book finds him describing a land action. The site of Queenston Heights was very special to him and the staff there still refers to him with great respect. Possibly because of this this book is a gem. Great writing, great research and a better understanding of a complicated event.

The Battle of Queenston Heights would set a pattern for other battles during the War of 1812. An inexperienced mixture of American regulars and militia commanded by a politically appointed General tasked with a overly complicated plan against a professional General with a handful of regulars, militia and Native warriors. A pattern that would exist until the 1814 Niagara campaign…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

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