By Sandy Antal
This formative heritage takes a brand new examine a dramatic conflict-the warfare at the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. robust key avid gamers (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate warfare goals, and the "all or not anything" personality of the campaigns they waged nonetheless appear larger than lifestyles. but Sandy Antal's cautious reconstruction of local and nationwide aspiration, vested colonial curiosity, and territorial aggression, finds explanations and expedients that have been as usually mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned profession of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, strains the Canadian/British/Native aspect of the clash (amid a literature ruled by means of the yank view), and casts new mild on an allied army approach that pretty much succeeded, but if it failed, failed spectacularly.
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29. Strachan to Hon. Wilberforce, 1 Nov. 1812, Spragge, Strachan Letter Book, 23. 30. Prevost to Liverpool, 18 May 1812, NAC, CO 42: 146. This letter contains a concise summary of Prevost s defence plans. The British governments desire to contain the war with the U. S. is detailed in Bathurst to Prevost, 10 Aug. 1812, NAC, CO 42: 23. 31. Hull to Eustis, 15 June 1811, Hull, Memoirs, 19; Hull to Eustis, 6 Mar. 1812, MPHC40: 362-68. William Hull (1753-1825) was born in Connecticut. His distinguished services during the Revolutionary War at the engagements of Trenton, Saratoga, Morrissania, and Stony Point, raised him to the rank of colonel.
19. 20. William Caldwell, Sr. (c. 1750-1820) was born in Ireland and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1773. A captain in Butler's Rangers, 1776-84, he achieved some success (and notoriety) in 1782 at the battles of Sandusky and Blue Licks. In 1793, he became a principal founder of the New Settlement. " During the War of 1812, he resumed his work with the Natives, being particularly influential with the Wyandot. DCB VI, 101-03. Alexander McKee (1720-1799) was Irish by birth. He settled in Pennsylvania in about 1740 and became closely associated with the tribes of the northwest, marrying several Native women.
S. might, he received Eustis's letter of 18 June, by regular mail, announcing that war was declared and that he was to hasten to Detroit and await further orders. 7 Unfortunately for Hull, the British garrison at Fort Amherstburg received word of war on 1 July, the very day his vessels set sail. Next day, as Cuyahoga Packet entered the deep-water channel of the Detroit River, a bateau containing six British soldiers from Fort Amherstburg intercepted her. Their commander, Lt. Charles Frederick Rolette, was a veteran of the battles of Trafalgar and the Nile, now master of the Provincial Marine brig, General Hunter.
A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812 by Sandy Antal