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Re: A question of identity? - Brock's return East after Detroit

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  • James Yaworsky
    ... the Americans, but was pulled off from shore and Brock was saved from the embarrassing predicament of having just pulled off a major military and strategic
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 30, 2009
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      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Feltoe" <feltoe@...> wrote:
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      > Dear Listoids
      > I have a mystery [snip]the schooner nearly fell into the hands of
      the Americans, but was pulled off from shore and Brock was saved from
      the embarrassing predicament of having just pulled off a major
      military and strategic victory against heavy odds, only to be captured
      by a mistake in parking.



      On August 19, Brock set sail from the Detroit area on the small
      schooner "Chippawa" (Wampum Denied, page 104, Cruikshank "Documents
      Relating to the Surrender of Detroit, pg 243 - extract from the
      journal of Charles Askin). Brock arrived at Fort Erie on August 23
      (Turner - British Generals, page 74)

      The "Chippawa" was apparently what the British renamed the "Cuyahoga
      Packet" (Wampum Denied page 151), which was captured off Fort
      Amherstburg in July by Lt. Rolette, carrying Hull's correspondence and
      all the medical stores for Hull's army - thus giving Brock invaluable
      intelligence of the mindset of Hull and the overall morale of Hull's
      army, and putting Hull's army in a predicament in regards to medical
      supplies...

      Jim Yaworsky
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