By Sandy Antal
This formative background takes a brand new examine a dramatic conflict-the battle at the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. robust key avid gamers (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate conflict goals, and the "all or not anything" personality of the campaigns they waged nonetheless appear bigger than existence. but Sandy Antal's cautious reconstruction of local and nationwide aspiration, vested colonial curiosity, and territorial aggression, unearths explanations and expedients that have been as frequently mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned occupation of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, lines the Canadian/British/Native facet of the clash (amid a literature ruled through the yank view), and casts new gentle on an allied army method that virtually succeeded, but if it failed, failed spectacularly.
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Extra resources for A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812
Several officers of distinction have lately visited Amherstburg.... The British are greatly enlarging their works, building extensive barracks, and apparently under the expectation of a much larger force than has ever been stationed in the upper country.... It is evident that they will make a firm and formidable stand in this upper country.... Great calculations are made from the aid which they expect to derive from the Indians. 33 25 26 FORWARD MARCH! NOTES 1. Charles A. erivca 2855.. 2. Rufus Blanchard, The Discovery and Conquest of the Northwest, 257.
Thomas Bligh St. George, inspecting field officer of the militia in the Western District. Almost 60 years old, St. George had last seen action at Corsica and Toulon against the French some 20 years previously. In April 1812, the certainty of war prompted Brock to assign him command at Fort Amherstburg. St. George was skeptical of his commander's ability to realize his plans in the west and complained loudly about his assignment. According to Brock, the colonel went "in such a state of mind that forbids my placing any dependence on his exertions ...
Maria Campbell, Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull, 254; WAMB, 188. By 1812, Hull had been "demilitarized" for almost 30 years. He was married and had five daughters and a son, Capt. S. Infantry. This son served as his aide at Detroit and was later killed at the battle of Lundy's Lane. A brother, Isaac Hull, was living on the Lower Thames during the American invasion. Isaac Hull's son, militia Capt. David Hull, (1781-1837) settled at the Maumee Rapids in 1807 CLOUDS OF WAR and commanded a small militia party at the Maumee blockhouse until the surrender of Michigan.
A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812 by Sandy Antal