Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blocking A Convoy

The situation at Brownstown from the Canadian/British point of view (taken from the Richardson War of 1812 book):

On the 6th of August [should be 5th August], information having been conveyed to Colonel Procter, that a body of the enemy were then on their march to convoy a quantity of provisions for the use of the garrison of Detroit, Brevet-Major Muir, with a detachment of about a hundred men of the forty-first regiment, and a few militia, received orders to cross the river and occupy Brownstown, a small village on the American shore, through which they were expected to pass; and thither we repaired accordingly.

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