The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812’s Most Decisive Battle with COL (R) David Fitz-Enz
On September 1, 1814, under the command of Lt. Gen. Sir George Prevost, nearly 15,000 veteran British troops, fresh from victory over Napoleon, crossed the Canadian-American border—the largest foreign army ever to invade the United States. Opposing the British invasion were Gen. Alexander Macomb and his army of fewer than 5,000 men and the improvised fleet and brilliant strategy of thirty-year-old Lt. Thomas Macdonough. They were, at that time, on the losing side of a devastating war.
The Final Invasion is based on primary research and original discoveries—including previously unknown private diaries and orders, missing since the war. Fair-minded, astute, and passionately engaged with his subject, Col. David G. Fitz-Enz brings to life the immediacy and immensity of the British threat, the bloody reality of naval warfare, and the far-reaching consequences of the American victory against tremendous odds.
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