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Land War – Upper Canada

Brigadier General John VINCENT’s biography outlines the military difficulties encountered in the Niagara peninsula:

“In February 1813 Prevost made Vincent brigadier general and transferred him to the Niagara frontier to replace Major-General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe*, who was ill. Vincent took over command of about 1,900 men: many of them, he informed Prevost in May, were unenthusiastic militiamen whose ‘desertion beyond all conception continues to mark their indifference.’”

If you wish to know more about other military challenges, we invite you to explore the list of biographies.

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