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 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- SHEAFFE & QUEENSTON HEIGHTS
Sheaffe, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, began his military career as an ensign and then purchased advancement to lieutenant in the 5th of Foot.
Sheaffe's whole line fired a single musket volley then "infuriated at the loss of their beloved general," the troops fixed bayonets and charged at the invaders poised on the precipice of the river bank.
Sheaffe was commissioned in the British army in 1778 and fought in the American revolution and the Napoleonic wars.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /1812/18123.html   (2829 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Sheaffe wisely responded that troops could not be sent to that distant position, where they could easily be isolated and defeated, and advised him to retreat to Chippawa if the Americans attacked.
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.
Sheaffe saw no benefit in using martial law, however, and declined to employ this power, claiming that as president of the province he had no constitutional authority to do so.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38304   (2930 words)

 Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe (1763-1851)
Roger Hale was born in Boston 1763 the third son of William Sheaffe, Deputy Collector of Customs, and Susannah.
Roger served in Montreal, Ireland, Detroit, Niagara and Quebec and attained the rank of Captain in 1795.
A Coat of Arms was also granted to Roger and his descendants and the descendants of his late brother, William Sheaffe of Ireland, he being the ancestor of the Sheaffes in Australia.
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 The War of 1812
Roger Hale Sheaffe (1763 - 1851) had no desire to fight this war, but his devotion to being a professional soldier compelled him to follow orders.
Though Sheaffe was born in Massachusetts, his long-standing military career began with fighting in the British in the American Revolutionary War under the Duke of Northumberland.
Sheaffe was not so bold as his predecessor, but showed solid leadership when he took over command at Battle of Queenston Heights.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Roger Hale Sheaffe
General Roger Sheaffe (15 July 1763 – 17 July 1851) was a British General in the first part of the 19th century.
Despite his achievement, Sheaffe was unpopular with the people he was to defend, and often with his own soldiers.
Sheaffe had been Brock's second in command prior to their time in Canada, and continued in that role upon their arrival.
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 Gordon Drummond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While Drummond was in Ireland, one Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (Isaac Brock) was killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights, and two more (Roger Hale Sheaffe and Francis de Rottenburg) circled through the post in less than two years.
Late in 1813, Drummond was reassigned to Upper Canada to replace Swiss-born de Rottenburg, an unpopular officer who was considered over-cautious, nervous about any sort of engagement, and reluctant to send reinforcements to vital areas (ironically, criticisms that would be levelled after the war at Rottenburg's superior, Sir George Prevost).
He never again saw battle, and died on October 10, 1854, in England, one of the forgotten leaders in a war that had seen Brock and Laura Secord idolized by the Canadians, while the Drummonds, Procters, and Sheaffes of the war were relegated to obscurity.
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 Roger Hale Sheaffe (1837-1895)
Roger Hale was the third son of Lt William and Rosalie Danvers Sheaffe and the first Sheaffe birth in Australia at Wollongong in 1837.
In partnership he explored and pioneered new grazing pastures in the North and Western Qld until they discovered Copper deposits and commenced mining operations in the Cloncurry district.
Roger was elected as the independent member for Bourke in Qld Parliament in 1878 and was elected Mayor of Sandgate in 1892.
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 The Canadian Encyclopedia
After Brock's aide-de-camp, Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell, was mortally wounded in a similar vain assault, Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe arrived from Fort George with reinforcements.
Sheaffe had no intention of repeating Brock’s frontal assault.
In a flanking movement, he led his men around the heights and up the escarpment out of sight of the Americans.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures&Params=A266   (752 words)

 Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe
SHEAFFE, Sir Roger Hale, bart.,.British soldier, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 15 July, 1763; died in Edinburgh, Scotland, 17 July, 1851.
After the death of the boy's father, Earl Percy, whose quarters were at his mother's house, took charge of his education, and procured him a commission in the 5th foot, 1 May, 1778.
Sir Roger had been appointed administrator of the government of Canada West after the death of Brock, and continued as such, and in command of the troops, till June, 1813.
www.famousamericans.net /sirrogerhalesheaffe   (443 words)

 Isaac Brock - Wikigadugi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There it was discovered that the mutineers had planned to jail all the officers, save Sheaffe, who was to be killed, and then cross the Niagara River into the U.S. at Queenston.
After the battle, Sheaffe and his staff decided to entrust the funeral arrangements to Captain John Glegg, who had served with Brock for many years.
On October 16, a funeral procession for Brock and Colonel Macdonell went from Government House to Fort George, with soldiers from the British Army, the colonial militia, and the American Indian tribes on either side of the route.
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 Stephen Van Rensselaer III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With his officers planning to try and force Van Rensselaer out, the General saw that he had to act without Smyth against the fortified Queenston Heights position.
On October 13, 1812, Van Rensselaer launched an attack on the British position that would evolve into the Battle of Queenston Heights, in which Van Rensselaer's forces were badly beaten by the British generals Isaac Brock and, after Brock's death, Roger Hale Sheaffe.
Van Rensselaer's preparations and his plan of attack were clearly a major reason for the scale of the defeat, as he was unable to secure the element of surprise, did not procure enough boats for his men to cross easily, did not even get enough ammunition to his men.
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 Queenston Heights, Battle of
Maj-Gen Isaac BROCK, commanding British and Canadian forces, personally led a charge to regain the position, losing his life in the unsuccessful attempt.
After Brock's aide-de-camp, Lt-Col John Macdonell, was mortally wounded in a similar vain assault, Maj-Gen Roger Hale Sheaffe, arriving from Fort George with reinforcements, ascended the heights out of sight of the Americans.
Attacking from the rear, Sheaffe trapped the enemy between his army and the cliff.
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 Francis de Rottenburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He became the military administrator of Upper Canada in 1813.
George Prevost, governor-in-chief of British North America and commander of British forces, appointed de Rottenburg after removing his predecessor, Roger Hale Sheaffe due to complaints from the establishment in the province.
De Rottenburg proved to be a poor military commander due to his excessive caution in regard to using troops.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Francis_de_Rottenburg   (386 words)

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Williamson cranked up the propaganda machine, as only he could, and within a week U. newspapers were making their readers aware of the threat from the north.
He conducted Sheaffe up the path to a log cabin, probably the sum total of the great "threat", and Sheaffe entered.
Sheaffe was not able to speak for Simcoe.
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 19th Century Conflict and Change in Canada - Battle of Queenston Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sheaffe who was on stand by, took over at 1:00pm.
Soon later Sheaffe had reached a path at the top of the Heights out flanking the Americans, found out that a small detachment of British troops and Indians were harassing the Americans with sparatic attacks and as they did this they were screaming out with war cries.
Sheaffe used this technique when the Americans were in a caldisack with a gorge and escarpment on two sides and rear with the British in their eyes (in front of them).
smcdsb.on.ca /mdy/Queenstonheights.htm   (1765 words)

 Isaac Brock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A short time later, Brock was sent a report by officers at Fort George that some of the garrison were planning to imprison the officers and flee to the United States.
This seems to have been brought on by the severity of then-Lieutenant Colonel Roger Hale Sheaffe (Roger Hale Sheaffe: more facts about this subject).
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 British Generals in the War of 1812: High Command in the Canadas by Galen Roger Perras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rottenburg, Sheaffe, and especially Prevost generally have fared badly in the eyes of most historians for poor leadership and fighting less than aggressively even when the odds seemed in their favour.
Sheaffe, after all, is the man who rallied dispirited British forces at Queenston Heights to victory after Brock's death.
Moreover, Turner asserts that Brock and Sheaffe truly influenced the course of the war by stopping the American invasions of Upper Canada in 1812.
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Unfortunately, British general Roger Hale Sheaffe, the victor of the Battle of Queenston Heights, cannot be sure exactly where the Americans will land.
Sheaffe promptly dispatches the warriors, a company of Glengarry Highlanders, and a company of British grenadiers to try and stop the Americans before they can establish a beachhead.
Sheaffe realizes he can't possibly stop the Americans, so he resolves to prevent them from seizing the Isaac Brock, the frigate still under construction in the harbour, and the several hundred barrels of gunpowder in the garrison's main magazine, before retreating with his regulars to fight another day.
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 Roger Hale Sheaffe: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
General Roger Sheaffe was a British (The people of Great Britain)
Sheaffe assumed command and switched tactics, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
Sheaffe was unpopular with the people he was to defend, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
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 Niagara Parks Commemorative Plaques & Markers - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Born in Boston, Mass., Sheaffe was commissioned in the British army in 1778 and fought in the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
In the afternoon, Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe with his force of British regulars, militia and Indians from Fort George strengthened by reinforcements from Chippawa, took the hill from the west flank, capturing 958 prisoners.
General Sheaffe formed a British counter-offensive force of nine hundred men in a line shoulder to shoulder.
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 Roger Hale Sheaffe - Wikimedia Commons
en: Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, british General of the War of 1812
sl: Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, britanski general vojne 1812.
This page was last modified 22:03, 15 February 2006.
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 Queen Street: Thematic Preview
There, Major General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe hoped to make a stand, reinforced by more of York's militia marching from town.
Sheaffe led his meagre force east, in retreat to Kingston, burning along the way the Royal Navy ship Sir Isaac Brock, standing nearly finished in drydock (near what is now Union Station, the shore then far north of where we know it).
John Strachan, who had urged Sheaffe to head the other way -- to Niagara's Fort George, for reinforcements -- standing with friends, Fort York in view, suddenly said: "Oh, the imbecility of it.
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The pioneers of Stephentown were from New England, mainly Rhode Island and Connecticut, and entered the town from the southeast, locating upon the high hills in the southeastern part of the town.
Asa Douglas and William Douglas were very early inhabitants, possibly the very first; though descendants of Elnathan Sweet, Benjamin Gardner, Joseph Rogers and others claim this honor for the families of the latter.
Asa Douglas came from Plainfield, Conn., and took up a large tract of land in the extreme southeastern portion of the town.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This illustration, is from a photograph of Sheaffe taken late in his life.
He was born in 1763, and died in 1851
CLICK HERE to see the plaque for Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe in Queenston Heights Park, Queenston Ontario, Canada
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 The Colours
On the flagstaff in front of Government House, which was inside the Fort, was a 30 x 24 foot Royal Standard, that of King George III.
It was being flown as the personal standard of Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, General Officer Commanding the Army in Upper Canada.
On 1 May 1813, before setting fire to Government House, the Americans removed the flag and took it as war booty.
www.theregiment.ca /hpcolour.html   (967 words)

 DND/CF : Defence Community : Maple Leaf : HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The initial charge broken, LCol Macdonnell collects about 50 soldiers and starts a new assault on the 18-pounder battery, but the American snipers are waiting: at 30 metres’ range, he is shot dead on the left flank of the line, and a few minutes later Capt Williams is killed on the right flank.
Capt Dennis then rounds up the survivors and withdraws downstream to Vrooman’s Point to await MGen Roger Hale Sheaffe and the main force.
Le Capt Dennis rassemble les survivants et se replie en aval à Vrooman’s Point où il attend l’arrivée du Mgén Roger Hale Sheaffe et de renforts.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/Community/MapleLeaf/html_files/html_view_e.asp?page=vol7-33p14-15   (2342 words)

 Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe - Canadian Heritage Gallery
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe - Canadian Heritage Gallery
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, British general who succeeded General Brock in 1812 in Upper Canada.
You can order reproductions of this image as a Print, suitable for framing, produced on 38# photo-quality paper.
www.canadianheritage.org /reproductions/20085.htm   (126 words)

 Silver Whistle-Stop Tour of Edinburgh
, the last home of Gen. Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe.
Sir Roger, a Boston-born Loyal American, died there aged 88 on 17 July 1851.
After the fall of Gen. Brock and his aide John MacDonnell on Queenston Heights in 1812, it was Roger who saved the day - and Canada - from American invasion.
www.silverwhistle.co.uk /tour/Edinburgh.html   (985 words)

 Amazon.ca: British generals in the War of 1812: High command in Canadas: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Prudence: The Leadership of Major-General Roger Hale Sheaffe
Appendix A: Chronology of the War of 1812
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