Re: [War Of 1812] Battle of Fort George
- Wow, guys, that was fast. I agree that information on the amphibious
assualt is sketchy. There are a couple of first hand American accounts:
Private Amasiah Ford (23rd US, Armstrong's Co.) and Capt Efriam Shaler
(25th US) who say it was quite a sight. I'm sure it was. Anyway, I have
all the muster rolls of the 23rd at National Archives and one of the
companies, Capt Peter Mills, took heavy casualties. Cruikshank
Specifically mentions that Mills' company was on the left but where was
the rest of the regiment?. At least one company was at Sackets Harbor
greeting Sir James's boys. I'm trying to narrow down which was their
brigade. Except for Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie the 23rd seems to have
been diced and spliced throughout the war. Cruikshank details Boyd's
brigade as including the 6th, 15th & 16th but is quiet on Winder's and
I will check into Auchinlecks. There isn't much detailed coverage in
the modern histories that I can find.
Thanks for the help (Richard and Mark)
accouts --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Mark Bevis <sultanbev@...>
>5th, 16th, 23rd, 25th Infantry Regiments, 1st Rifle Regiment (Captn
> An article by Arthur Harman in Miniature Wargames Oct 1995 has the
Lyttle's Company), 3 Light Infantry Companies (light coys of the
regular regiments?), 2nd Light Dragoons, 2 Artillery Companies of 2nd
Artillery Regiment, total 3550 men approx and 6 guns, of which at least
one was a brass howitzer.
> Mark Bevis
> Telly addicts unite!
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Thanks for that lead. You probably just answered the question but how
do you know that Chandler's and Winder's brigades were broken up for
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "ronaldjohndale" <ronaldjohndale@...>
> This one is difficult to nail down because Chandler's and Winder's
> brigades were broken up for the assault on Fort George. Dragoons,
> Rifles and Artillery seem to have been attached to the infantry
> brigades as required.
> The circumstances surrounding Chandler's performance at Stoney Creek
> give some clues as to the Brigade construction. see Chandler
> the 9th, 23rd and 25th while Winder seems most closely associatedwith
> the 5th, 13th and 14th. Boyd's was the 6th, 15th and 16th. The 16th
> was attached to Winder's brigade at the Battle of Stoney Creek.