Re: 1814 Niagara
- What went wrong in Niagara 1814?
It depends on what level you want to know. Strategically, or
Tactically, I would agree with positions other have stated, as each has
its own defensible argument. However, strategically, it was the ever
changing control of Lake Ontario by the respective navies.
After Chippewa, General Brown had marched up to Fort George, expecting
to see the US Navy laying off the shore. The British had already wisely
retreated to 20 mile creek to reorganize.
Gen Brown needed a secure supply line and rear to advance towards
Burlington and push the British back. Without the arrival of USN
Commodore Chauncey, Gen Brown had little option but to fall back.
The rest is history.
"Mason" <mason19871309@...> wrote:
> The actions on the Niagara peninsula are what most interests me in the
> War of 1812.
> I have read about many things about what happened there but I was
> wondering what went so wrong for both the British and Americans at
> Fort Erie, Chippawa, and Lundy's Lane.