Isaac Brock

related topics
{war, force, army}
{son, year, death}
{land, century, early}
{work, book, publish}
{service, military, aircraft}
{law, state, case}
{government, party, election}
{water, park, boat}
{school, student, university}
{day, year, event}
{game, team, player}
{island, water, area}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{rate, high, increase}

Major-General Sir Isaac Brock KB (6 October 1769 – 13 October 1812) was a British Army officer and administrator. Brock was assigned to Canada in 1802. Despite facing desertions and near-mutinies, he commanded his regiment in Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) successfully for many years. He was promoted to major general, and became responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States. While many in Canada and Britain believed war could be averted, Brock began to ready the army and militia for what was to come. When the War of 1812 broke out, the populace was prepared, and quick victories at Fort Mackinac and Detroit crippled American invasion efforts.

Brock's actions, particularly his success at Detroit, earned him a knighthood, membership in the Order of the Bath, accolades and the epithet "The Hero of Upper Canada". His name is often linked with that of the Native American leader Tecumseh, although the two men collaborated in person only for a few days.[2] Brock died at the Battle of Queenston Heights, which was nevertheless a British victory.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Battle of Vienna
Crimean War
Ahmad Shah Massoud
Thirteen Years' War
First Battle of El Alamein
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Austerlitz
Austro-Prussian War
Battle of Okinawa
Chinese Civil War
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Battle of Tannenberg (1914)
Battle of Gettysburg
French Resistance
Battle of Iwo Jima
Battle of Fredericksburg
Suez Crisis
Gallic Wars
Ulysses S. Grant
Battle of Panipat (1761)
Military history
World War II
Mercenary
First Sino-Japanese War
Total war
Kit Carson
Battle of Marston Moor
History of Lithuania
Mexican–American War
Reconquista