Re: [WarOf1812] American Regimental Affiliation
- Dear Rob,
Thanks a bunch, I really appreciate it. I had hoped It would have been one
of the 2nd brigade Regiments (who were fairly static once they got on top of
the hill) but as the 9th were part of the 1st Brigade and under Winfield
Scott got themselves shot to*&^% in three separate parts of the battlefield,
it blows my idea of placing a specific location for LaCoutour's piquet post
on the hilltop after the battle. I'll just have to rely on his other
comment of the men hauling the dead horses (presumably the British battery
horses killed by the Americans when they stormed the guns) into a line to
form a protective breastwork in case the Americans came back to attack.
This would then place Couteur somewhere between the junction of the modern
day Lundy's lane / Drummond Street and the Churchyard, on the crest of the
- Richard, the more I am reading this the more I am becomming excited about
another 1812 book!!!
Any idea about when it is comming out!
Speaking of comming out the Wentworth Re-enactment Society had its first
battle as the Grenadier company of the 89th Reg't of Foot. We hald the
beach against the American onslaught and died gloriously!!!! Well I didn't
the musket was firing way too well! Only one misfire the whole weekend!
Roger, Ed good to finally meet you!
Len great to be under your command!
great event. The FoFY did a great job!
(or is it Huzzay?)
- From Heitman;
Hull, Abraham Fuller. NY. NY.
Capt. 23 Inf 14 Apr 1812; tr to 9 Inf 15 Apr 1813; killed 25 July 1814
in battle of Niagara Falls U.C.
Born in NY, entered army in NY are the NY's.
Battle of Niagara Falls U.C is Lundy' Lane.
- ---David Bennett replies:1) I agree that Hull of the 9th U.S. fell during Scotts "brilliant" charge when he took his 1st Brigade directly in between the contesting lines at Lundys Lane, apparently to see how many more men could be killed. See page 154 in Donald Graves THE BATTLE OF LUNDY'S LANE 1993 Nautical & Aviation Publishing.2) The comment that "...21st took the hill from the artillery..." is somewhat simplified. The 21st succeded after firing a volley, and then charging with fixed bayonets. But then again, this was after the 1st Infantry had made a demonstration against the front, as the 21st prepared to charge from the flank. The 23rd also had charged on the flank but had been stopped. The success of the 21st was due to the complete 2nd Brigades efforts. Yes they got all the glory but the truth is.... if the 150 men of the 1st Infantry had not marched directly up the hill and gained the entire British lines attention, the 21st would not had been able to suprise the British left flank.3) "took the hill from the artillery..." You mean there were not any Infantry up on the hill? Would British artillery had been posted without any Infantry support? When the hill was taken, it was from the British artillery and their Infantry supports. Thanks, just wanted to clarify your comments. By the way....I loved your comment about General Marshall in WW2!! David Bennett. In WarOf1812@egroups.com, Fitzhugh MacCrae <alaidh@y...> wrote:> > --- Rob Taylor <niagara_falls_98@y...> wrote:> > FR wrote:> > I believe the hill was held by the 21st> > Infantry. > > Fitz> > > > Rob ... Fitz, How long did they hold Lundy's Lane I> > thought they withdrew to Chippawa?> > The 21st took the hill from the artillery by the> bayonet about halfway through the fracas. They held> it until Ripley gave the order for a general> withdrawal, about an hour after the British quit the> field. a short time later, Drummond sent an officer to> scout the hill, as he no longer heard any sounds> coming from it. Finding the position abandoned, the> British reoccupied it.> As for the late Lt. Hull, perhaps he was wounded when> Scott took his column and careened through the US> lines without notifying anyone that he was going to do> this - his column was fired on by his own side, and> forced to withdraw. Richard? what do you think?> > > Fitz> > > > > > > =====> > War of 1812 Website: war1812.tripod.com> > > > __________________________________________________> > Do You Yahoo!?> > Kick off your party with Yahoo! Invites.> > http://invites.yahoo.com/> > > > > =====> Founder, Pagan Liberation Antique Twinkies Collectors Front and Marching Chorale> > "Fluff Bunnies - The OTHER White Meat"> > "Come back, Guy Faulkes - all's forgiven. We'll leave a light on in the Capitol basement for you. . . ."> > __________________________________________________> Do You Yahoo!?> Kick off your party with Yahoo! Invites.> http://invites.yahoo.com/