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I am heartily ashamed : the Revolutionary War's final campaign as waged from Canada in 1782 /
Gavin K. Watt ; with the research assistance of James F. Morrison and William A. Smy.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2010.
description
463 p. : ill., maps, facsimiles ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781554887156 (pbk. : v. 2)
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2010.
isbn
9781554887156 (pbk. : v. 2)
general note
"Although this book stands on its own merits, it should be recognized as a sequel to Volume I, A dirty, trifling piece of business, which describes the Canadian campaign of 1781 against the United States' frontiers"--Introduction.
"Volume II".
local note
ROM copy: Complimentary copy for the use of ROM image; 2010. Autographed by author.
catalogue key
7261453
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-452) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gavin K. Watt is a founding member of the Museum of Applied Military History. He is the author of books on the American Revolution as waged from Canada, including A dirty, trifling, piece of business, Burning of the Valleys, and The Flockey, and he co-authored The King's Royal Regiment of New York and The British Campaign of 1777. Gavin lives in King City, Ontario.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The second installment in Gavin K Watt's Revolutionary War trilogy, this book looks at the loyalists' and Canadians' battles for security and liberty in the face of the American Revolutionary Wars.
Description for Reader
The second installment in Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary War trilogy, I am heartily ashamedpicks up where A dirty trifling piece of business leaves off. It's a new year with new challenges.An incredibly fierce Canadian winter was endured before raiding was resumed against the enemy's frontiers. The rebels' Mohawk region defence soon fell into disarray when two colonels jousted for control.Continued negotiations encouraged Vermont to not support the rebellion and the republic became a haven for loyalists escaping persecution. Vermont's adherents even felt free to militarily challenge New York.After the poor results of Ross's October raid, Haldimand chose to alter his strategy. For years, his native allies had sent small war parties against the frontiers and, that summer, he gave command of large projects to First Nations leaders whose methods greatly challenged the rebels.A new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July, soon followed by peace talks. Despite the ceasefire, Washington ordered an attack on the new British post at Oswego, which failed miserably.When Haldimand discovered that the treaty's articles threatened the security of Canada and made no provisions for the natives or loyalists, he confessed, "My soul is completely bowed down with grief'¦ I am heartily ashamed."
Main Description
The second installment in Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary War series, I am heartily ashamed picks up where A dirty, trifling, pieace of business leaves off. It's a new year with new challenges. An incredibly fierce Canadian winter was endured before raiding was resumed against the enemy's frontiers. The rebels' Mohawk region defence soon fell into disarray when two colonels jousted for control. Continued negotiations encouraged Vermont to not support the rebellion and the republic became a haven for loyalists escaping persecution. Vermont's adherents even felt free to militarily challenge New York. After the poor results of Ross's October raid, Haldimand chose to alter his strategy. For years, his native allies had sent small war parties against the frontiers and, that summer, he gave command of large projects to First Nations leaders whose methods greatly challenged the rebels. A new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July, soon followed by peace talks. Despite the ceasefire, Washington ordered an attack on the new British post at Oswego, which failed miserably. When Haldimand discovered that the treaty's articles threatened the security of Canada and made no provisions for the natives or loyalists, he confessed, "My soul is completely bowed down with grief...I am heartily ashamed." Book jacket.
Main Description
The second installment in Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary War trilogy, I am heartily ashamed picks up where A dirty, trifling piece of business leaves off. It's a new year with new challenges. An incredibly fierce Canadian winter was endured before raiding was resumed against the enemy's frontiers. The rebels' Mohawk region defence soon fell into disarray when two colonels jousted for control. Continued negotiations encouraged Vermont to not support the rebellion and the republic became a haven for loyalists escaping persecution. Vermont's adherents even felt free to militarily challenge New York. After the poor results of Ross's October raid, Haldimand chose to alter his strategy. For years, his native allies had sent small war parties against the frontiers and, that summer, he gave command of large projects to First Nations leaders whose methods greatly challenged the rebels. A new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July, soon followed by peace talks. Despite the ceasefire, Washington ordered an attack on the new British post at Oswego, which failed miserably. When Haldimand discovered that the treaty's articles threatened the security of Canada and made no provisions for the natives or loyalists, he confessed, "My soul is completely bowed down with grief... I am heartily ashamed."
Main Description
The second installment in Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary War trilogy, I am heartily ashamedpicks up where A dirty, trifling piece of businessleaves off. It's a new year with new challenges. An incredibly fierce Canadian winter was endured before raiding was resumed against the enemy's frontiers. The rebels' Mohawk region defence soon fell into disarray when two colonels jousted for control. Continued negotiations encouraged Vermont to not support the rebellion and the republic became a haven for loyalists escaping persecution. Vermont's adherents even felt free to militarily challenge New York. After the poor results of Ross's October raid, Haldimand chose to alter his strategy. For years, his native allies had sent small war parties against the frontiers and, that summer, he gave command of large projects to First Nations leaders whose methods greatly challenged the rebels. A new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July, soon followed by peace talks. Despite the ceasefire, Washington ordered an attack on the new British post at Oswego, which failed miserably. When Haldimand discovered that the treaty's articles threatened the security of Canada and made no provisions for the natives or loyalists, he confessed, "My soul is completely bowed down with grief I am heartily ashamed."
Main Description
The second installment in Gavin K Watt's Revolutionary War trilogy. The book picks up where "A dirty, trifling piece of business" leaves off. It's a new year with new challenges. An incredibly fierce Canadian winter was endured before raiding was resumed against the enemy's frontiers. The rebels' Mohawk region defence soon fell into disarray when two colonels jousted for control. Continued negotiations encouraged Vermont to not support the rebellion and the republic became a haven for loyalists escaping persecution. Vermont's adherents even felt free to militarily challenge New York. After the poor results of Ross's October raid, Haldimand chose to alter his strategy. For years, his native allies had sent small war parties against the frontiers and, that summer, he gave command of large projects to First Nations leaders whose methods greatly challenged the rebels. A new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July, soon followed by peace talks. Despite the ceasefire, Washington ordered an attack on the new British post at Oswego, which failed miserably. When Haldimand discovered that the treaty's articles threatened the security of Canada and made no provisions for the natives or loyalists, he confessed, "My soul is completely bowed down with grief… I am heartily ashamed."
Main Description
The second instalment in Gavin K Watt's Revolutionary War trilogy, this book picks up where A dirty trifling piece of business leaves off. It's a new year with new challenges. An incredibly fierce Canadian winter was endured before raiding was resumed against the enemy's frontiers. The rebels' Mohawk region defence soon fell into disarray when two colonels jousted for control. Continued negotiations encouraged Vermont to not support the rebellion and the republic became a haven for loyalists escaping persecution. Vermont's adherents even felt free to militarily challenge New York. After the poor results of Ross's October raid, Haldimand chose to alter his strategy. For years, his native allies had sent small war parties against the frontiers and, that summer, he gave command of large projects to First Nations leaders whose methods greatly challenged the rebels. A new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July, soon followed by peace talks. Despite the ceasefire, Washington ordered an attack on the new British post at Oswego, which failed miserably. When Haldimand discovered that the treaty's articles threatened the security of Canada and made no provisions for the natives or loyalists, he confessed, "My soul is completely bowed down with grief... I am heartily ashamed".
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Plansp. 7
Introduction and Acknowledgementsp. 9
List of Abbreviationsp. 11
Cast of Important Charactersp. 13
Raids and Scouts, Late 1781 and First Half of 1782p. 16
The Aftermath of the 1781 Campaignp. 19
Shameful, Dastardly Conduct
Invasion Fears Arousedp. 68
Oh God! It is All Over
To Take Post at Oswegop. 111
An Object of Great Importance
Nothing But Cursed Hypocrisy & Deceitp. 154
Our Confidence Has Somewhere Been Betrayed
A Major Strike in the Mohawkp. 185
A Rare Day Affords Us No Alarm
An End to Active Operationsp. 220
Scarce a Day Passes Without Experiencing their Ravages
Stumbling Toward Peacep. 256
Hostilities are Effectually Stopped Thro'out This Province
Obsessed with Oswegop. 302
We must live like Dogs amongst them
So Ridiculous an Enterprisep. 347
Mr. Willett's Romantick and fruitless attempt
Haldimand's Army in Canada, 1782p. 383
Haldimand's Native Allies and His Indian Departments, 1782p. 385
Rebel Casualties at the Destruction of Ellice's Mill, Little Falls, July 21, 1782p. 387
Notesp. 389
Bibliographyp. 441
Indexp. 455
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