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  George Prevost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir George Prévost (Hackensack May 19, 1767 – January 5, 1816 London) was a British soldier and colonial administrator.
Prevost served in the West Indies during the Napoleonic Wars serving as commander of St.
Prevost is buried in East Barnet, near London, England.
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 Historical Biographies, Nova Scotia: Sir George Prevost (1767-1816):.
In 1798, Prevost was made an Brigadier-general and appointed Lieutenant-governor of St Lucia, "where his fluency in French and conciliatory administration won him the respect of the French planters."2 In 1802, he was chosen Governor of Dominica.
Prevost seemed to have an eye on what was in the best interest of Nova Scotia during his three years as its governor.
Sir George Prevost transmitted to the Earl of Liverpool a petition from merchants and others, of Halifax, praying that the king would permit the coal mines in Nova Scotia to be opened and worked under such regulations as it might be advisable to establish.
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 19th Century Conflict and Change in Canada - George Prevost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Sir George was educated in schools in Britain and was commissioned an seign on May 3,1779 and was transferred to the 74th foot as lieutenant in 1782 and then joined the 25th foot as captain in 1748, and then rejoined the 60th foot on November 18,1790 with the rank of a major.
Prevost died shortly at the age of 48 and was buried in East Barnet.
Sir George Prevost was so called a great impression to the Government of Upper Canada,but we look back and we see that he was great to this country after all he was commander-in-chief in all the British forces and lead an amazing amount of troops to somewhere in the United States.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Prevost soon concluded that the Canadian politicians were men “seeking an opportunity to distinguish themselves as the champions of the Public for the purpose of gaining popularity and.
Prevost’s strategy, he informed the Colonial Office, was to compose a council “possessed of the consideration of the country, from a majority of its members being independent of the government” in order to transfer to it “the political altercations which have been hitherto carried on by the governor in person.”
Prevost requested a military court martial so that he might vindicate his conduct, and this was fixed for 12 Jan. 1816 to allow time for witnesses to travel from Lower Canada.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=36742   (4109 words)

  
 Historical Biographies, Nova Scotia: Sir Alexander Croke (1758-1843).
It was in 1808, with the arrival of Sir George Prevost, a military man, sent to replace the aging Wentworth, that Croke's fame and fortune were to be further increased.
George Prevost was to be Britain's point man in America; and it was calculated they would need a strong man to deal with the troublesome Americans.
Prevost had his hands filled with things military and was content to leave this fellow Croke handle civilian matters.
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 The War of 1812
George Prevost was born in New Jersey, in 1767.
Prevost could expect little support from Britain itself, which was preoccupied with the Duke of Wellington’s war against Napoleon in Europe.
Prevost’s policy was to consistently strengthen defenses, wait for the enemy, delay the war when possible, and always avoid serious mistakes.
www.galafilm.com /1812/e/people/prevost.html   (499 words)

  
 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Prevost, however, was incensed, for the truce had placed no restriction on troop and supply movements by either side.
The principal measures passed were the recognition of army bills authorized by the Lower Canadian legislature as legal tender in Upper Canada, the authorization for the lieutenant governor to prohibit the export of grain or its distillation, and the provision of annuities for disabled militiamen and for the widows and children of those killed.
It is, therefore, ironic that Prevost lost confidence in him for carrying out this policy, and that Brock, not Sheaffe, is known for the one battle Sheaffe won by a brilliant, offensive manœuvre.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38304   (2930 words)

  
 Saint Lucia Government House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Prevost's first action was to undertake a tour of military observation; he next remodelled his executive council.
Lady Prevost made similar efforts, without result; but at her request the prince regent publicly expressed his sense of Prevost's services, and granted the family additional armorial bearings.
Prevost seems to have been cautious to a fault, wanting in decision, always anticipating the worst; but he was straightforward, 'amiable, well-intentioned, and honest.' There seems to be little room for questioning Prevost's success in civil affairs, and he was an efficient soldier while he filled subordinate rank.
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 Log Cabin Chronicles Peter Black's Plattsburgh Column
If Sir George Prevost, the New Jersey-born governor-general of Canada, hadn't criminally bungled the Battle of Plattsburgh in September 1814, much of upper New York state, a large swath of Maine, and perhaps much, much more of the United States, might be part of Canada today.
Prevost handed the stunned gaggle of American defenders control of the strategically precious lake and, when the two exhausted sides hammered out a peace treaty three months later, Britain, having lost its leverage, relinquished the territory it had captured in Maine.
Prevost died in disgrace in 1815 before he could be court-martialed to account for his actions.
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Sir George Prevost the Governor-General, left Quebec on the 13th of February 1813 for a long journey to review the the military situation in Upper Canada.
On February 20th Governor-Genral Prevost arrived at Fort Wellington at Prescott, and was met immediately by the Commander of the Glengarry Light Infantry (a Provincial Corp of the regular army) and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Pearson, Both came forward with a proposal to raid the town of Ogdensburg, New York.
Lieutenant Colonel George Macdonell was the commanding officer of the Glengarry Light Infantry, he was a stubborn Scot who was known to everyone as Red George.
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 "Alexander Macomb," chap. in Daring Deeds of American Generals
But Sir George Prevost found, to his cost, that the want of patriotism manifested in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, was not shared, to any considerable degree, by the yeomen of New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.
Sir George Prevost halted his troops at Little Chazy, on the fifth instant, and it was the same day ascertained by General Macomb, that they would take up the line of march on the following morning, in two columns, on the Beekmantown and lake roads, which divided below Chazy village.
Before another morning dawned, Sir George Prevost and his powerful army had all disappeared, like "the baseless fabric of a vision." Their sick and wounded were left behind, with a message to the American general commending them to his kindness and generosity.
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 Biographical Sketches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
George Izard (1776-1828) - Major-General George Izard was 37 when he assumed command of the Plattsburgh theater of operations in 1814.
George Prevost (1767-1816) - Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost was commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America and the governor-general of Canada.
Prevost was held responsible for the defeat of the British forces in Canada and was recalled to England.
www.battleofplattsburgh.org /lesson4/biographicalsketches.htm   (2139 words)

  
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 Sir George Prevost, 1st Baronet --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Prevost attained the rank of major in the British army in 1790.
In a tribute to his loyalty and teamwork in government service, George Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988.
In a dramatization, George Washington recalls crossing the Delaware, spending the winter at Valley Forge and defeating the British at the Battle of Yorktown.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9061323?tocId=9061323   (718 words)

  
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Major-General Brock returus to the Niagara frontier--Armistice--Proposed attack on Sackett's Harbour prevented--Letters to and from Sir G. Prevost and Major-General Van Rensselaer--from Colonel Baynes--to Colonel Proctor and to J.S. Brock--Wrongs of the Indians, and speech of Tecumseh CHAPTER XIV.
Eliot--Introduction of four Indian chiefs to George the Fourth, at Windsor--Destruction of Monument, and "gathering" on Queenstown Heights--Intended obelisk--Notice of Sir Isaac Brock's brothers, sisters, and nephews APPENDIX A. Letter from Lord Aylmer--2.
A soldier, who was under sentence of death for desertion from the 101st regiment, and transferred to the 8th, and a Jonathan of the Canadians, who is considered a ringleader, are sentenced to be shot; the others, a dozen in number, are to be transported to serve for life in the African corps.
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 St Cyr History 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The wooden USTER SEAT outside the churchyard was given to the Parish by the Misses C.C. and A.D. Prevost, grand-daughters of Charles and Sarah Prevost.
Sir George for many years and is buried in the south west area of the Churchyard.
The Drinking Fountain (7) (below the Old Parsonage) was erected in 1887 in memory of George Phipps Prevost, Colonel of the Welch Fusiliers, son of the incumbent.
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In Quebec City, the British Governor General of Canada Sir George Prevost believed that he could not hold out much longer without more help from Great Britain, he wrote desperate appeals to London to send him men and supplies.
In the summer of 1814 Sir George Prevost got his wish.
Prevost had a reputation of being a hesitant commander but now he had enough troops to go on the offensive.
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 General Brock.com — Letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
I have had the honor of informing your excellency, that the enemy effected his passage across the Detroit river, on the 12th ultimo, without opposition; and that, after establishing himself at Sandwich, he had ravaged the country as far as Moravian town.
Some skirmishes occurred between the troops under Lieut.-Colonel St. George and the enemy, upon the River Canard, which uniformly terminated in his being repulsed with loss.
I judged it proper to detach a force down the river Thames, capable of acting in conjunction with the garrison of Amherstburg offensively, but Captain Chambers, whom I had appointed to direct this detachment, experienced difficulties that frustrated my intentions.
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 Plattsburgh
During the War of 1812 a makeshift American fleet under Thomas Macdonough defeated the British in a pitched battle on Lake Champlain near Plattsburgh, compelling an accompanying land-invasion force under Sir George Prevost to return to Canada.
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 Ogdensburg's Role in the War of 1812   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Prevost, a more cautious sort, ruled against such an attack, telling MacDonnell such a raid would be unwise.
MacDonnell suggested to Prevost that Forsyth and his rifles would probably not be able to resist the chance to capture the British Governor General of Canada on his trip to Kingston.
Colonel "Red George" McDonnell, who had long argued that Ogdensburgh's American stronghold and Major Benjamin Forsyth's Rifle Company posed a serious threat to the British, had won permission from the British Governor General only to make a demonstration on the ice.
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 The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock, by Ferdinand Brock Tupper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Some inaccuracies being found in the September return previously received, it was sent back to Lieut.-Colonel Proctor, at Fort George, for correction.  This circumstance and the distance of the place, account for the delay which has occurred in complying, in the present instance, with the commands of his royal highness the commander-in-chief.
Not being possessed with the means of making a more circumstantial report of the state of the 41st regiment, I have only to add, in justice to the officers commanding posts, that they evince in their communications with head quarters much attention and sound judgment.
I am bound to Sicily in about a fortnight, as a brigadier-general on the staff there, and I am told that Lord William Bentinck, who is destined to command the forces in that island, will be the bearer of instructions to insist upon the command of the Sicilian army likewise.
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 Chapter 83   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The battle was over at Plattsburg town, though it had not been fought; for the spirit of MacDonough was on land and water, and it was felt by the British general, as well as the Yankee riflemen, as soon as the Union Jack had been hauled from the mast of the Confiance.
Now Sir George Prevost had to face a momentous decision: He could force the passage of the Saranac and march on to Albany, but his communications would be cut, and he must rely on a hostile country for supplies.
To hide the move as long as possible, no change was made till after sundown; no hint was given to the beleaguered town; they must have no opportunity to reap the enormous advantages, moral and material, of harrying a retreating foe.
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 Dominica's culture, history & heritage: Prevost, Sir George - a brief definition from Dr. Lennox Honychurch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Famous for his defence of the island during an attack by French naval forces in February of 1805.
Roseau was captured and burned and the inhabitants had to pay a ransom of 12,000 pounds, but Prevost escaped across the island via Chemin L'Etang, Rosalie and the north coast and he forfeited the Cabrits.
He refused to surrender the garrison and the French Squadron left the island.
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 Vol 27. No. 54 - Index - Quarterly Review Archive - Scholarly Resources, Romantic Circles
Murray MS., George Procter to JM, 20 Aug., 31 Oct, and 5 Dec. 1821, 18 Feb., 15 July and 12 Nov. 1822 refer to his article on the 'late America war' at its various stages from proposal to publication to payment.
(1823) 'Prevost was personally responsible for two humiliations: the withdrawal under fire after a naval victory at Sackett's Harbour and a similar retreat at Plattsburg where the Canadian naval flotilla was defeated on 11 Sept. 1814.
Biographies of George Prevost and Edward Barbizon Brenton are available in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online on the website of the Library and Archives of Canada.
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charges he afterwards exhibited against Sir George Prevost.* The historian who would illustrate by facts the almost incredible amount of folly, ignorance, and imbecility, by which the arms of England may be tarnished, and her resources wasted with impunity, should bestow a careful examination on the details of the Plattsburg expedition.
He will then precisely understand how war can be turned into child's play, and its operations regulated, as in the royal game of Goose, by the twirl of a teetotum.
It is deeply to be lamented, that the death of Sir George Prevost, shortly after his recall, prevented the investigation of his conduct before a court-martial.
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 Index - Out To Greenville
Rather they are part of the daily routine of its residents, they add insight into life in Greene County in the nineteenth century.
The section entitled "The Powell Gristmill in Honey Hollow" is almost entirely the work of George and Alice Peters whose thorough research has enhanced our knowledge of that section of the Coeymans Patent.
Their affection for and interest in the mill site, the miller's house, and their nature sanctuary surrounding the millpond, are part of Honey Hollow's ongoing history.
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 Sir George Prevost
Prevost, Sir George, 1767–1816, British soldier and governor in chief of Canada (1811–15).
He held several administrative posts in the West Indies before becoming (1808) lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia.
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