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166   HISTORY OF CANADA.

energetic measures for the defence of the province and his high
personal courage, placing him ever in the van when danger threat-
ened, had endeared him to the Canadian militia. To all time

Major-General Sir Isaac
Brock must occupy a fore-
most place in our affec-
tion, not only because of
his heroic death in de-
fence of our soil, but also
because of the animating
effect of his resolute spirit
through all the remainder
of the war. A few days
after the battle, as his
mortal remains were
borne to their burial at
Fort George, minute gulls
were fired by the Ameri-
can troops along the oppo-
site shore as a mark of
respect for a brave enemy.

Surrender of the Invading Army.—After Brock's fall the

7. .~.ra attempt to dislodge the

enemy was for a few hours abandoned. Gen-

   .,–,-w-   eral Van Rensselaer him-

-   self crossed from Lewis-

   BROCK'S MONUMENT.   ton, reviewed his forces

upon the heights, and re-

turned to his headquarters across the river apparently satisfied that a permanent foothold had been secured upon Canadian soil. He reckoned without his host. Major-General Sheaffe, upon whom the command of the British forces now devolved, marched from Fort George to a point upon Queenston Heights west of the coveted position. Here he was joined by reinforcements from Fort Erie, by enthusiastic militia from all the surrounding coup

try, and by a large body of Indians. In the early afternoon the

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