By Enid Mallory
The identify James FitzGibbon struck terror within the hearts of U.S. squaddies and this can be the dramatic tale of his lifestyles and his bold exploits.
Irish-born James FitzGibbon got here to Canada with the forty ninth Regiment to serve lower than his hero, Major-General Sir Isaac Brock. After the demise of Brock at Queenston Heights and the trap of fortress George within the battle of 1812, FitzGibbon spied at the enemy encampment, disguised as a settler promoting butter. Armed together with his intelligence file, the British introduced a shock evening assault, and the americans have been compelled to retreat.
With his hand-picked band of eco-friendly Tiger guerrillas, Fitz fought to prevent the U.S. raiding events. Laura Secord alerted him to an approaching assault at Beaver Dams, and along with his 50 males and the aid of First international locations warriors, he bluffed the 500-strong American military into give up.
Captain Fitz is stuffed with motion: battles on land and lakes, the burning of York (Toronto), the drama of 6,000 American squaddies relocating downriver to assault Montreal, basically to be defeated at Crysler’s Farm. in addition to the pageantry, there’s the distress, anguish, and starvation for honour and glory – all a part of the warfare of 1812.
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Captain Fitz: FitzGibbon, Green Tiger of the War of 1812 (Canadians at War) by Enid Mallory