Sir Isaac Brock

(1769—1812) army officer

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(1769–1812). In October 1812 the Kingston Gazette reported the death of General Brock, commander of the British forces in Upper Canada. Great Britain and its colonies had been at war with the United States since June—a war many believed could not be won. Brock's ingenuity, determination, and considerable military skills transformed the situation. His heroic action, the paper reported, ‘ensured a most glorious victory’ over the American invaders.


From The Oxford Companion to Canadian History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: History of the Americas.

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