Recollections of the War of 1812

Recollections of the War of 1812

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William -Tiger- Dunlop, army surgeon, soldier, politician, author (b at Greenock, Scotland, 19 Nov 1792; d at Cote-Saint-Paul 29 Jun 1848). Among the more colourful characters of the War of 1812, William -Tiger- Dunlop stands with the best. -Tiger- Dunlop served in the war as an army surgeon, where he earned a reputation as a tireless medical professional. While known as -doctor- to most, the nickname -Tiger- came, allegedly, from his service in India. Dunlop arrived in Upper Canada in 1813, where he was to serve as an assistant surgeon to the 89th Regiment of Foot. While en route from Montreal, he came upon the French Canadian sedentary militia on the march. He was impressed by their drill and physical stature, and believed no regular force would be much of a match for the hardy Canadians. Dunlop and the 89th soon had their own mettle tested at both the Battle of Crysler's Farm and the bloodiest battle of the war, Lundy's Lane. Like most surgeons, Dunlop was armed with a gruesome tool kit to treat battlefield injuries.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508669740
  • 9781508669746