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"The Battle of Stoney Creek"

Posted: 21 Jul 2009 4:01PM GMT
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Finally have a book written on,The Battle of Stoney Creek.
"Strange Fatality, The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813" by James E Elliott. The Web site is listed below
"Difficult to execute and risky in the extreme, night attacks were the tactic of last resort, reserved for only the most desperate of situations. The over matched British army, short of men and ammunition, faced certain defeat in a conventional, daylight encounter. Brought to bay by a larger force, there was only one possible out – turn and face the strange – strike the pursuers in the middle of the night.

In this ground-breaking study of a battle in which both sides were essentially blind, James Elliott sheds light, not only on a violent donnybrook in the dark, but also on the bizarre train of events that occasioned it, including:

The massive textbook operation that quickly overwhelmed Fort George, but allowed the British army to escape.
The failed British assault at the eastern end of Lake Ontario that hobbled American plans to confront the British army on the Niagara.
The unlikely chain of circumstance that led not one, but two American generals to surrender their swords.
The curious fate of the British brigadier who lost his hat, his horse and his command during the battle.
The powerful fear of native warriors that conjured “all the Indians in Canada” on the battlefi eld at Stoney Creek.
The repeated chance appearances by the Royal Navy squadron on Lake Ontario that unnerved the American high command.
The fable of the militiaman who, a full 12 years after his death in 1877, was accorded laurels as the “hero” of Stoney Creek.
The second Battle of Stoney Creek that played out over 20 years with the combatants split on gender lines.


With 10 original maps, over 100 illustrations, portraits and photographs, many never seen before, as well as appendices on battlefield archaeology and the little-known “monument war.”

Published by Robin Brass Studio
www.strangefatality.com

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