Battle Of Lundy's Lane Essay

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The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was fought in the evening of July 25, 1814. Major General Jacob Brown learned the whereabouts of the British and sent General Scott and approximately 1080 American troops to attack. Over the course of battle, both sides were reinforced with more soldiers, both fought for the possession of a critical hilltop position. The British and Americans fought at close range as night fell. By morning, the battleground was littered with corpses and wounded soldiers, and both sides withdrew from their positions. The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812. Both General Scott and the British leader, Major General Phineas Riall, were killed over the course of battle; 900 soldiers were killed or …show more content…

Brock dressed the Canadian militia in British redcoats to make the appearance that there are more British regulars, whose powers were feared by the Americans. Brock also instructed Tecumseh’s Indian warriors to cross back and forth in front of the fort, which made the numbers of fighters visually increase. Furthermore, Brock strategically placed a letter, “accidentally” discovered by Hull, which stated that the Indians were savage and would be uncontrollable when put in combat. These deceptions allowed an easy victory to the British, involving minimal physical combat. From the Americans, the British captured approximately 2000 prisoners, a large sore of shot, flint, gunpowder, and supplies, and an unfinished ship. The Capture of Detroit also put the whole Michigan territory back under British …show more content…

Even though the Americans were greatly outnumbered, they defeated the British in roughly 30 minutes. Two thousand British militiamen were killed, wounded, or missing, including their leader, Sir Edward Pakenham, while there were only roughly 100 soldiers wounded or killed on American side. Although the battle did not influence the contents in the Treaty of Ghent, which was signed before the conflict, it forced the British to abide its terms. After the battle, Andrew Jackson was regarded as a national hero, and his triumph aided him in becoming the president of the United

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