Sword of the border : Major General Jacob Jennings Brown, 1775-1828 /
John D. Morris.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press c2000.
xviii, 348 p. : ill., maps
0873386590 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press c2000.
0873386590 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Perhaps the most successful -- yet forgotten -- general of his time, Jacob Jennings Brown commanded the militia defending 200 miles of the New York-Canadian border. His defense of the Lake Ontario naval base at Sackets Harbor in 1813 was rewarded with a regular army commission as brigadier general. He won more battles against British regular troops than any general in American history.Brown helped create a professional army. As division commander, and later as commanding general, he was instrumental in establishing the staff and command structure that was operational until the 20th century. Many military reforms -- among them the recruiting system and the forerunners of the modern command and staff colleges of the army -- began as suggestions from Brown.

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