Re: Was Alfred at the Battle of Detroit?
- Extract from John Norton's Journal:
Norton states that General Brock RODE in front of his troops once
landed on the Detroit side. No mention of Alfred though.
They launched their assault against McComb's enclosure (warehouse)
From: Jim Yaworsky <yawors1@u...>
> "I have been searching for primary sources regarding General Brock's
> journey to Detroit ... authors have stated in their books (secondary
> sources) that Brock was riding ... Alfred, at the Battle of Detroit.
- Checked it out and found nothing.
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From: "glifencible" <blongo@...>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 1:40 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Was Alfred at the Battle of Detroit?
> Have you checked "The Life and Correspondance of Major General Sir
> Isaac Brock"? If not, I'll check and will see what I can find.
- In a message dated 10/28/05 10:28:19 AM, lalozon@... writes:
> The Crossing and attack on Fort Detroit (Cadillac Square in ModernActualy horses are essential for the correct movement of troops, It gives
> City of Detroit) would have not really needed horses but Officers being
> Officers, they may have been on horse back ......
field officers a better view of the regiment and allows trhem to move about the
fiels quicker. In allonting horses to the army the first pick (the best horses)
went to to the Staff and infantry field offices, next to the artillery and
the cavalry last, which is why at New Orleans the 14th LD were on foot. BTW
crossing a river with a horse need not be dificult because they can SWIM! Merely
have holders in the boat hold lunge lines attached to the head collars and they
can swim along side the boat.
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