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  Isaac Brock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brock was assigned to Canada in 1802, and became responsible for defending the territory from the United States during the War of 1812.
Brock was born in Saint Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey, as the eighth son of a moderately wealthy family.
Brock arrived in Canada, along with the rest of the 49th foot, and was initially assigned to Quebec City.
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 Sir Isaac Brock
Isaac Brock was born in 1769, the same memorable year which gave birth to Napoleon and Wellington.
It was during this time that he attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel of the 49th Regiment at the age of 28 and was largely responsible for transforming this unit from one of the worst to one of the best in the service.
Of the 5,200 regulars in the colony, 1,200 were stationed with Brock in Upper Canada and of the 11,000 militia, Brock estimated that fewer than 4,000 could be trusted to fight.
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 AllRefer.com - Sir Isaac Brock (Canadian History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Sir Isaac Brock 1769–1812, British general, Canadian hero of the War of 1812.
A British army officer, he was sent to Canada in 1802 and was given command (1806) of Upper and Lower Canada.
At the outbreak of war, Brock joined forces with Tecumseh on the Western frontier and moved against Detroit.
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 ISAAC BROCK FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sir Isaac Brock KCB (6_October, 1769 – October_13, 1812) was a British Major-General and administrator.
Brock was assigned to Canada in 1802, and became responsible for defending the territory from the United_States during the War_of_1812.
Although Brock's correspondence indicates a certain amount of paternal condescension for the natives, he seems to have regarded Tecumseh himself very highly (calling him the "Wellington of the Indians", and saying "a more sagacious or a more gallant warrior does not I believe exist"), and also to have a certain respect for native peoples.
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 Isaac Brock -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Brock was born in (Click link for more info and facts about Saint Peter Port) Saint Peter Port on the (Click link for more info and facts about Channel Island) Channel Island of (Breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey) Guernsey, as the eighth son of a moderately wealthy family.
Brock had planned to continue his campaign into the United States, but he was thwarted by the negotiation of an armistice by Prevost with American Major General (Click link for more info and facts about Henry Dearborn) Henry Dearborn.
Brock mistrusted the Canadian colonists, many of whom he suspected of being American sympathizers, and was reluctant to arm them to help defend the colonies; he was far happier fighting alongside British regulars and Tecumseh's native fighters.
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 Casebook: The War of 1812 - Maj. Gen. Sir Isaac Brock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Brock was faced with the unenviable task of protecting a long border against American incursions, but unlike his superior, Sir George Prevost, overall commander of the forces in Canada, he believed the border to be defensible.
Brock's ominous threat that if a battle began, he would not be able to control the Indians struck fear in the Americans.
Brock and his aide, Colonel Macdonell are buried under an impressive monument which dominates the Heights of Queenston overlooking the Niagara River.
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 SIR ISAAC BROCK - LoveToKnow Article on SIR ISAAC BROCK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From September 1806 till August 1810 he was in charge of the garrison at Quebec; in the latter year he assumed the command of the troops in Upper Canada, and soon afterwards took over the civil administration of that province as provisional lieutenant-governor.
On the outbreak of the war of 1812 Brock had to defend Upper Canada against invasion by the United States.
This was blown up by a fanatic in 2840, but as the result of a mass-meeting of over 8000 citizens held on the spot, a new and more stately monument was erected.
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 Biography of Major General Sir Isaac Brock by Alain Gauthier - War of 1812
Meanwhile, Brock's immediate superior and the Governor of Canada, Sir George Prevost, had cautioned Brock not to risk battle and to remain on the defensive.
Brock, however, believed that "the state of the province admitted of nothing but desperate measures" and, subsequently, he and Tecumseh crossed the Detroit River and laid siege to the fort on August 14.
Brock was thus compelled to scatter his troops along the entire length of the Niagara frontier, with the bulk of his forces stationed at Fort Erie and Chippawa where the Americans were expected to effect a crossing.
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 Brock University
It is named after Major-General Sir Isaac BROCK, who led British forces in the WAR OF 1812 in a battle fought 8 km from the present-day site of the campus.
Brock has faculties of humanities, social sciences, math and science, business, physical education and recreation and education, and offers professional programs in accounting, business administration, sport management, health studies, biotechnology and education.
Brock's facilities include a science complex, a physical education complex with an Olympic-size pool and residence accommodation for 1185 students.
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 Brock, Sir Isaac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Brock, Sir Isaac, military commander, administrator of Upper Canada (b at St Peter Port, Guernsey 6 Oct 1769; d at Queenston Heights, UC 13 Oct 1812).
At the outset of the WAR OF 1812, Brock's bold initiatives in ordering the capture of Michilimackinac and in leading attacks on AMHERSTBURG and Detroit raised the confidence of the militia.
The memory of Brock, the fallen hero and saviour of Upper Canada, remained extraordinarily strong in Ontario history.
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 Isaac Brock biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock (1769 - October 13, 1812) was the British Major-General who was assigned to the Canadian colonies during the time of the War of 1812 and played a key role in the colonies' successful defence in the early phase of the war.
Brock was born on the Channel Island of Guernsey.
A small cairn at the foot of the escarpment marks the spot where Brock fell while an impressive monument, built by public subscription, overlooks the Heights as a lasting tribute.
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 The War of 1812
Isaac Brock was born on the small English Island of Guernsey in 1769.
Brock began as an ensign in the Eighth Regiment of Foot (The King's) in 1785 and went on to become a captain in the 49th.
But Brock was always ready for a challenge, and by early 1812 was reinforcing defenses as well as courting many First Nations regarding a possible alliance.
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 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- SIBLINGS OF SIR ISAAC BROCK
She was descended from Thomas Merritt an officer who fought at Queenston with Brock and Sheaffe and was a pallbearer at Brock's funeral.
De Lisle (a niece of Sir Isaac Brock and the only survivor of the family who was alive at the time of his death) if she had any knowledge of the circumstances under which the likeness was obtained.
Isaac Brock's closest relatives were to be found in the descendants of his four uncles and one aunt, one of whom, Captain James Brock, was in Canada.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /brock/brock13.html   (1279 words)

 19th Century Conflict and Change in Canada - Isaac Brock
Brock was British and he defeated the Americans because they were enemies and they attacked the British.
Isaac Brock was born October 6 1769 on the island of Guernsey where he grew up.
Issac Brock is and was the most noble man of the war of 1812 and the 18th century.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Brock’s counter-proclamation of 22 July was confident in tone, but it revealed his inner doubts: even if the province should be overrun, he declared, there was no question of its being “eventually abandoned” by the British government.
Brock, who probably had slept in his clothes, at once mounted and rode hard towards the scene of action, followed at a short interval by his two aides-de-camp, one of whom was Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell (Greenfield), attorney general of the province.
Brock’s body was left in a house in Queenston, and the survivors of the defending force retired to the north end of the village.
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 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- SIR ISAAC BROCK - SHIP THAT NEVER SAILED
The keel of Sir Isaac Brock was laid in the winter of 1813.
Sir Isaac was to be the second largest ship afloat on Lake Ontario, and together with the rest of the fleet at winter anchorage in Kingston, it would give Britain naval supremacy on Lake Ontario.
Outraged at being out-manoeuvred and loosing this valuable loot, the Americans charged that Sir Isaac Brock had been incinerated during surrender negotiations, an act that would have violated the terms of capitulation which required all public stores, naval and military, to be yielded up to the victors.
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 Isaac Brock, Sir Biography / Biography of Isaac Brock, Sir Biography
The British general Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812) captured Detroit and became known as the "hero of Upper Canada" during the War of 1812 against the United States.
Isaac Brock, born on Oct. 6, 1769, at St. Peter Port on the island of Guernsey, entered the army as an ensign in 1785.
Although Brock was outmanned, he did not hold his ground or retreat but in a daring move advanced on Ft. Detroit, and Hull surrendered without firing a shot.
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 Sir Isaac Brock and the Duel
Brock is commemorated for his ride to Queenston heights to drive the Americans back across the river.
Brock was present in the Garrison Officers Mess in Hamilton, Bermuda, when a fellow Captain (and a renowned "Rake") insulted a lady.
Brock came to her defense and a challenge to a duel was given.
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 The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Life And Correspondence of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, edited by Ferdinand Brock ...
Servant—Letters from the Duke of York—J. Savery and Irving Brock, Esqrs.
Isaac Brock, the eighth son, was born in the parish of St. Peter-Port, Guernsey, on the 6th of October, 1769, the year which gave birth to Napoleon and Wellington.
Sir James, who was suffering extremely from the commencement of a very severe attack of illness, could contain himself no longer, and silenced Murray by a very severe but highly just rebuke.
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 Talk:Isaac Brock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The majority of information on this page has been taken from Ferdinand Brock Tupper's book, with a few exceptions (battle, political history and the like are taken from the larger War of 1812 books, and I owe Pierre Berton a considerable knowledge debt).
Well, one significant problem is that the only real source on Brocks career is the book by his nephew, which every researcher whose done work on Brock seems to base their opinion on, and it's quite glowing.
I think perhaps that we can just call him Sir Isaac Brock in the article opener, and later elaborate on his various titles without use of abbreviation.
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 General Brock.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Brock was the first "Canadian" hero, an odd tag for him to wear since he was born an ocean away and couldn't wait to shake the crusty frontier mud from his boots in favour of returning to Europe.
From greenlighting a daring offensive operation against Fort Michilimackinac in the north to his bloodless capture of the American stronghold at Fort Detroit, Brock went on the offensive and shocked the Americans.
Without Brock, it is no stretch to say that Canada would have been lost.
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 Sir Isaac Brock
BROCK, Sir Isaac, soldier, born in the island of Guernsey, 6 October, 1769; killed at the battle of Queenstown, Canada, 13 October, 1812.
On the declaration of hostilities, Brock advanced upon Detroit, to which General Hull had retired, and on 16 August, 1812, received the surrender of the entire army, with its entire cannon, arms, and stores, as well as the armed brig "John Adams." For this he was made a Knight of the Bath.
After the capture of Detroit, an American force of 6,000 was gathered on the Niagara frontier, and, in the battle that followed, General Brock fell at the head of his troops, pierced by three balls.
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 Sir Isaac Brock : Napoleonic Wars Soldiers :
Known as the "Man Who Saved Canada", Sir Isaac Brock was one of the few outstanding leaders during the War of 1812.
A tall, athletic officer, Brock inspired confidence and when America invaded in 1812 he quickly moved to blunt the attack.
Unfortunately, Brock was shot and killed while cheering his men forward.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Sir Isaac Brock
Brock, Sir Isaac (1769-1812), British general, born in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, in the Channel Islands.
In August 1812 British major general Sir Isaac Brock led a combined force of British and aboriginal troops to capture Detroit, then in Michigan...
In June 1812 the Congress of the United States declared war on the United Kingdom and embarked on the conquest of Canadian territory.
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 Sir Isaac Shoenberg --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
In that year a research group was established in Britain under Isaac (later Sir Isaac) Shoenberg, an inventor with vast experience in radio transmission in the Soviet Union.
Pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz was a leader of the Spanish nationalist school of musicians.
Sir Isaac Newton law of gravity helped prove that the sun was the center of the universe.
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 Upper Canada: Sir Isa Brock Copper Halfpenny Token, 1816   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the opening phases of the War of 1812, Major General Sir Isaac Brock, commander of the British forces in Upper Canada, distinguished himself in his untiring efforts in the province's defence, culminating with a decisive victory over the U.S. forces at Detroit.
Brock was killed on 13 October 1812 during an attack by invading U.S. forces at Queenston Heights on the Niagara frontier.
After Brock's death, a series of halfpenny tokens recognizing him as "The Hero of Upper Canada" were put into circulation by an unknown issuer.
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 The Art of Charlie Beil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Major General Sir Isaac Brock, was born on the Isle of Guernsey on October 6, 1769.
Two months later, on October 13, Brock was faced with a large scale American invasion at Queenston Heights on the Niagara River.
Even though Brock's force numbered only one thousand, and he was outnumbered three to one, Brock's superior tactics defeat the American force with only 14 of his soldiers killed.
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 Isaac Brock Monument
Brock was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands in 1760 and spent his life in the British Army.
He was chosen at the age of 15 to be in the 8th Regiment of Foot.
The Statue of General Brock hasnothing on his head but wears a uniform with a decoration.
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