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BOOK - Greater Evils, The War of 1812 in Southwestern Ontario (Revised Edition 2012)
By Glenn Stott
Published by Glenn Stott, London, 2012

Softcover...49.95   (C$)

8.5" X 11"

Greater Evils is a comprehensive study of the War of 1812 as it played out in the London and Western Districts of Upper Canada. It provides detailed insights into the events, people, and places involved during this tumultuous period of Canadian History. It references extensive archival materials, appendices and includes nineteen maps and over sixty illustrations, many of which are reproduced in colour.

The book is thoroughly indexed and much of the material appears in print for the first time. As Stott explains “The war in the London and Western Districts took on a character all of its own causing communities and even families to come into conflict among themselves. The social, political and economic impact of the War on this region was enormous.”

Contents include:
  • Chapter 1 A Path to War
  • Chapter 2 The London and Western Districts 1812
  • Chapter 3 The Arrival of War in the London and Western Districts
  • Chapter 4 Calm before the Storm
  • Chapter 5 Retreat up the Thames
  • Chapter 6 Harrison's Advance
  • Chapter 7 Battle of Moraviantown: October 5, 1813
  • Chapter 8 Battle of Moraviantown: The Aftermath
  • Chapter 9 The Winter of 1813-1814
  • Chapter 10 Marauders and Militia
  • Chapter 11 Battle of the Longwoods
  • Chapter 12 Abandonment
  • Chapter 13 The Burning of Dover Mills
  • Chapter 14 The Raids on the Talbot Settlement
  • Chapter 15 The Oxford Raids and Summer Skirmishes
  • Chapter 16 Brigadier-General McArthur's Raid
  • Chapter 17 End of the War
  • Appendices
    • Appendix I The Murder of Captain William Francis
    • Appendix II Murder of Captain William Francis
    • Appendix III McArthur's Raid November 1814
    • Appendix IV Ambush at Hungerford's Hill[Reservoir Hill]
    • Appendix V Death of Benjamin Springer - London Free Press, February 22, 1877
    • Appendix VI Maps 207
    • Appendix VII Letters of George Ward re: Battle of the Longwoods
    • Appendix VIII London and Western Districts' Militia Casualties
    • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
Greater Evils represents the only study devoted to this particular region during the War of 1812. It is a must not only for people interested in the War of 1812 but also for genealogists, local historians, and anyone with an interest in the development of Southwestern Ontario.

Greater Evils is an essential work for everyone interested in the War of 1812.

265 pages
8.5 X 11"
Illustrations (colour and B&W)
Published by Glenn Stott, London, 2012
ISBN13: 978-1-9684071-8-9

Also from this author:
    BOOK - Taken and Destroyed: The War of 1812 Losses Claims, London and Western Districts Upper Canada
    By Glenn Stott and Carol Hall
    Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011
    Taken and Destroyed is a key resource to help researchers identify which individuals made claims for losses due to actions during the War of 1812, where they resided, what items and property those claims were for, if the claim was denied or approved, and for how much currency. This book provides key information about each claim, and guides readers to the exact microfilm which contains the complete details and images of documents for each claim. Taken and Destroyed is an essential work for everyone interested in the War of 1812.
    ISBN 978-1-926797-56-4 (Hardcover); ISBN 978-1-926797-57-1 (Softcover)    More information

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