How Isaac Brock Deceives William Hull Into Surrendering Over Fort Detroit

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In my last essay/ presentation, I explore how Isaac Brock deceives William Hull into surrendering over Fort Detroit during the War of 1812. There was one man who witness and decipher Brock’s deception. A man of many hats, Robert Lucas personally witness and actively participated in the bulk of Hull’s campaign. Luckily, Lucas recorded his adventures during Hull’s campaign. It is important to note that Lucas was a Brigadier General in the Ohio Militia prior to 1812. When War of 1812 broke out, Lucas decides to enlist as a Captain in the regular army. A few days after, he was order by Major General Arthur of the Ohio Militia to form a volunteer company of 12 thousand strong for the upcoming campaign against the British. Lucas decided to enlist …show more content…

This includes that the U.S. troops would be taken to Quebec as prisoner of war, while the volunteers would be let go. After hearing about this, Lucas went down to the town of Detroit as a citizen where he witness the changing of colors from American to British and Hull walking side by side of British soldiers. Not to mention, he also saw some white man dress as Indians. Guess Brock did have some man pretending to be …show more content…

First in foremost, he was a participating leader. Always volunteering for task and taking upon himself to conduct investigations. That, too, shows signs of being proactive, tactically proficient and critical thinking. Signs of an adaptive leader. He was also able to communicate to Indians and frontiers man, while also listening and observing the things around him. Lucas also took upon himself to actively ease the fears of frontiers man he comes across, a sign of interpersonal tact and empathy. What’s more, he was able to deduce the future impact of Fort Detroit and wrote a Journal for the possibility it might be important- all signs of looking into the

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