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.