Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Incautiously Advancing

War Of 1812 Soldiers By A Fire (Not In Canada)

Journal and Transactions...: 

"The surprise was tolerably complete but our troops [British/Canadian] incautiously advancing and charging across the line of the camp fires and a few muskets being fired notwithstanding my exertions to prevent it our line was distinctly seen by the enemy whose troops in some degree recovered from the panic and formed upon the surrounding heights on the Gage farm below or north of the Gage house poured a destructive fire of musketry upon us which was answered on our part by repeated charges whenever a body of the enemy could be discovered or reached."

Also see the Smith's Knoll On Their Left Hand blog post.

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