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us: Brock, Isaac, 1769-1812



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    • us: Brock, Isaac, Sir, 1769-1812
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    • found: Isaac Brock, Esquire, president administering the government of the province of Upper Canada, 1812?
    • found: The life and correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B, 1845
    • found: NLC, 12-17-86 (AACR2 hdg.: Brock, Isaac, Sir, 1769-1812)
    • found: Dictionary of national biography, 1885-1900 (Brock, Sir Isaac (1769-1812); major-general, commanding in Upper Canada in 1812; the eighth son of John Brock of Guernsey, was born in Guernsey 6 Oct. 1769; on 2 March 1785, when a little over fifteen, he entered the army by purchase as an ensign in the 8th (King's); after ten years service in the corps in America and elsewhere, he purchased a lieutenancy in the 8th (King's) in 1790, and shortly after, having raised men for an independent company, was gazetted captain and placed on half pay; paying the difference, he exchanged into the 49th foot in 1791, and served with that regiment in Jamaica and Barbadoes until 1793; he purchased a majority in the 49th in 1795, and a lieutenant-colonelcy on 25 Oct. 1797; under Brock's command the regiment served with General Moore's division in the expedition to North Holland in 1799, where it was greatly distinguished at the battle of Egmont-op-Zee, and likewise on board the fleet under Sir Hyde Parker and Lord Nelson at the battle of Copenhagen and in the operations in the Baltic in 1801; Brock embarked with the regiment for Canada in 1802; after commanding for some time at Quebec, he was sent in 1810 to Upper Canada to assume command of the troops there, with which he subsequently combined the duties of civil administrator as provisional lieutenant-governor of the province; he attained the rank of major-general on 4 June 1811 and was made an extra knight of the Bath on 10 Oct. 1812; he died 13 Oct. 1812 during an attack on the village of Queenstown by part of the American army under the command of Major-general Van Rensselaer)
    • found: Wiklipedia, January 14, 2014 (Isaac Brock; Sir Isaac Brock, KB (6 October 1769-13 October 1812) was a British Army officer and administrator; he was born at St. Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey; Brock was assigned to Canada in 1802; despite facing desertions and near-mutinies, he commanded his regiment in Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) successfully for many years; he was promoted to major general, and became responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States; while many in Canada and Britain believed war could be averted, Brock began to ready the army and militia for what was to come; when the War of 1812 broke out, the populace was prepared, and quick victories at Fort Mackinac and Detroit defeated American invasion efforts; Brock's actions, particularly his success at Detroit, earned him a knighthood, membership in the Order of the Bath, accolades and the sobriquet "The Hero of Upper Canada;" his name is often linked with that of the Native American leader Tecumseh, although the two men collaborated in person only for a few days; Brock died at the Battle of Queenston Heights in Queenston, Upper Canada)
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