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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2019 8:19 p.m. PST

"In the wake of the failed campaigns of 1812, newly re-elected President James Madison was forced to reassess the strategic situation along the Canadian border. As a result, it was decided to focus American efforts for 1813 on achieving victory on Lake Ontario and the Niagara frontier. Success on this front also required control of the lake. To this end, Captain Isaac Chauncey had been dispatched to Sackets Harbor, NY in 1812 for the purpose of constructing a fleet on Lake Ontario. It was believed that victory in and around Lake Ontario would cut off Upper Canada and open the way for an attack on Montreal…."
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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2019 8:32 a.m. PST

A good but brief synopsis of the Battle for York. However, it suffers from a lack of footnotes and bibliography.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2019 10:36 a.m. PST



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