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Contains an account of the Battle of Queenston
Heights and the death of Isaac Brock beginning on page 655. Maj.-Gen. Sheaffe provides a
lengthy account of the battle in a letter dated at Fort George, October 13. The destruction of a
barracks near Black Rock and the capture of the Caledonia are also mentioned in General
Orders by Edward Baynes, Adj.-Gen., dated at Montreal, October 21. A brief obituary of Isaac Brock is included on page 670. It is written that he died “whilst gallantly cheering his troops and encouraging them to sustain their position in opposition to an
infinitely superior force…one of the most gallant and zealous officers in his Majesty’s service”.
The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
The magazine contains accounts of important historical events, abstracts of foreign occurrences, letters from noted figures, articles on geography, biographical entries for prominent people, poems, statistics, obituaries, reviews of books and more.||