Let us continue with,
Chapter Six, Queenston Heights
Interlude [page 231]
The Twenty [page 239]
The Battle at Queenston Heights [page 246]
I have edited the letter on page 235 which Brock sent to his brother, Savery, on September 18, 1812. The complete, original version is in Tupper, pages 315-317.
In regard to pages 237-8, at the end of the war, Friends faced some resentment because, for the most part, their farms escaped the random destruction wrought by invaders, and Quaker families profited from the high prices on food stuffs they were able to raise
The Battle of Queenston Heights
On page 247, General Brock is depicted as riding alone to the sound of guns is reported by numerous witnesses who saw him on the road that morning.
The background for the battle is largely based on Robert Malcomson’s “A Very Brilliant Affair.” In two hundred pages, Malcomson lays forth, in incredible detail, the preparation for, and execution of the battle from both the American and British points of view. For literary reasons, there are minor differences from the historical account. I have relied heavily on Norton’s “Journal,” pages 304-309, for the description of the Haudenosaunee’s part in the battle. And again, any differences with his account are minor. I, of course, take responsibility for any errors introduced.