Re: Lundy's Lane and other such events
- The fact that General Scott was drowned in a chorus of jubilation that
follows the battle speaks loudly to the American view of Lundy's Lane.
While Scott recovers from his wounds afterward he becomes a National
hero, he can do no wrong... Medals, swords, banquets, addresses,
honours of every kind including a promotion to Major General are
heaped apon him. If you look at what he did at Lundy's Lane you would
wonder where all the honour comes from. I'm not saying he was not
brave, it surely was brave to stand there and get pounded by British
artillery. (or foolish) I think he let his brave men down. Out of 860
American casualties 516 were suffered in Scott's brigade. No there is
no doubt Sean was correct with his views on the "Bloody Battle of
Lundy's Lane". And Sgt. Pudwell confirmed it with his take on the
July 26 1814
"Jacob Brown sits in his tent wounded, he orders General
Ripley to reorganize the troops, feed them, and then every available
man march back to the battlefield at dawn to meet the British".
What made him think the british would be there at dawn I wonder?
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