19 December 2011

War of 1812

Fort Niagara 19 Dec 1813

Ref; Burton's 'Flames Across the Border 1813-1814' pg 257-268
Starts with a conversation between personnel of the 100 Reg't. Col John Murray asking Capt Thomas Dawson of the Grenadier Co. "What description of men have you got" Sgt Andrew Spearman will lead the charge. The secret attack on the American Fort has been a week in the planning, ever since McClure's hasty departure from Ft. George. Forlorn Hope will consist of
562 men, [350] from the 100th and remainder from Royal Scotts and 41st Reg'ts.
The details of the attack continue to page 262.

Black Rock and Buffalo 30 Dec 1813
Burton explains the details of attack on Buffalo and continues to page 268

With the burning of Buffalo the campaign of 1813 ends. It is again too cold to fight.

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