An Honourable And Impartial Tribunal

Author: Guy St-Denis
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"This way, General, this way!" With these words, Major General Henry Procter was ushered off the field of battle. It was the 5th of October 1813, and the British commander--having abandoned his army and Indigenous allies--had just lost not only the Battle of Moraviantown (or the Battle of the Thames as it was known to the victorious Americans) but also a military career spanning more than three decades. Unwilling to take responsibility for the disastrous loss, Procter pressed for a court martial hoping that an "honourable and impartial tribunal" would vindicate his command decisions. He misjudged, however, and was forced to suffer the indignity of a public reprimand. Previously beyond the reach of most North American scholars, the minutes of Procter's trial offer a wealth of historical detail about British imperial, Canadian pre-Confederation, and American frontier history. Transcribed and annotated here for the first time, they provide engrossing insights into Procter's retreat from what is now southwestern Ontario in the early autumn of 1813. Interspersed are rare eyewitness accounts of the ensuing battle, which proved to be one of the worst reversals suffered by British arms during the War of 1812.
An Honourable and Impartial Tribunal
Language: en
Pages: 454
Authors: Guy St-Denis
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher:

"This way, General, this way!" With these words, Major General Henry Procter was ushered off the field of battle. It was the 5th of October 1813, and the British commander--having abandoned his army and Indigenous allies--had just lost not only the Battle of Moraviantown (or the Battle of the Thames
Begin. To the Honourable Court of Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies. (Memoir of Colonel Lane) [being his defence against charges brought against him in the exercise of his office of Lieut. Governor of St. Helena.]
Language: en
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Authors: William LANE (Colonel.)
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1805 - Publisher:

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Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Haslar Barracks, on Monday the 17th day of September and continued by adjournments, until the 21st day of September, 1810, for the trial of Captain T. H. Hopper, of the 2d West York Regiment of Militia, on charges preferred against him by Lieut. Col. Kerby Torre, etc
Language: en
Pages: 94
Authors: John Thomas Hendry HOPPER
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1810 - Publisher:

Books about Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Haslar Barracks, on Monday the 17th day of September and continued by adjournments, until the 21st day of September, 1810, for the trial of Captain T. H. Hopper, of the 2d West York Regiment of Militia, on charges preferred against
Parliamentary Debates
Language: en
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Authors: New Zealand. Parliament
Categories: New Zealand
Type: BOOK - Published: 1907 - Publisher:

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Parliamentary Debates
Language: en
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Authors: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
Categories: New Zealand
Type: BOOK - Published: 1907 - Publisher:

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