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People/Characters: George Prevost

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1812: The War That Forged a Nation by Walter R. Borneman
1812: War with America by Jon Latimer
Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of the War of 1812 by John R. Elting
The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock by Wesley B. Turner
British Generals in the War of 1812: High Command in the Canadas by Wesley B. Turner
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies by Alan Taylor
The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle by David G. Fitz-Enz
For Honour's Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace by Mark Zuehlke
Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812 by Colonel David Fitz-Enz
The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History by J. Mackay HitsmanLieutenant-General
The Invasion of Canada: 1812-1813 by Pierre Berton
The Iroquois in the War of 1812 by Carl Benn
The Lion and the Union: The Anglo-American War 1812-15 by Kate Caffrey
Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814 by Robert Malcomson
War of 1812 by Carl Benn
The War of 1812 by John K. Mahon
The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict by Donald R. Hickey
The War of 1812: The War that Both Sides Won by Wesley B. Turner

Character description

Sir George Prévost, 1st Baronet (19 May 1767 – 5 January 1816) was a British soldier and colonial administrator. He served as the Governor-in-Chief of British North America during the War of 1812. His main military act was commanding the Champlain campaign of 1814. Prevost had an overwhelmingly superior army, but after his naval support was defeated at the Battle of Plattsburg, he abandoned the campaign -- a move which dramatically improved tha American position in the peace talks. He died while awaiting a court-martial (his second) to judge his conduct, which was widely condemned then and now.

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