Re: Battle of Lundy's Lane
- Andrew wrote:
Rob could you supply more info,reference, for the
comment re arnolds son and the British (lysle's dragoons) first time I
have heard of this unit and am interested.
It comes from Donald E. Graves book "Where Right and Glory Lead!
The Battle of Lundy's Lane" P. 139
second paragraph. "Twylight was turning to dusk and visibility was
fast fading but Jesup could see Lysle's dragoons at the junction and
prepared to attack them. To his disappointment - as staionary cavalry
would have been vulnerable to a bayonet charge - the British horsemen
withdrew. Jesup would have been even more disappointed if he had known
that one of the dragoons riding away that night was Lieutenant William
Arnold, the twenty - year - old son of Benedict Arnold".
That's all it says about it, but I found it interesting.
War of 1812 Website: http://members.tripod.com/~war1812/
- Today is the 188th anniversary of the battle of Lundy's Lane. Let us
not forget those who fought and died in this battle.
British Officers Killed
Capt Spooner 89th Reg't
Lieut Moorsom, 104th Reg't
Lieut Hemphill, 1st Reg't (Royal Scots)
Lieut Latham, 89th Reg't
Ensign Campbell, Incorp. Militia
American Officers Killed
Lest We Forget