ABBOTT, John, Graeme S. MOUNT and Michael J. MULLOY. MOUNT, Graeme S. MULLOY, Michael J.
Title: History of Fort St. Joseph. Paperback edition.
Publisher:  Dundurn Group, Toronto, 2000, ISBN:1550023373
Seller ID: 103480
ABBOTT, John, Graeme S. MOUNT and Michael J. MULLOY. The History of Fort St. Joseph. Toronto : Dundurn Group, (2000). Paperback edition. Pp. (11), 12-192. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated purple card covers. "In early 1812, as the British and the Americans were on the brink of war in North America, Fort St. Joseph was not thought to be of much importance to the British cause. It was disregarded as a useless, poorly located post. But when war was declared, the garrison at Fort St. Joseph pulled off a miracle : it captured the American Fort Mackinac, and for the remainder of the War of 1812 the British never relinquished control of the Upper Great Lakes. Built in the aftermath of the American Revolution, Fort St. Joseph played an importantrole in the defence of Canada. And yet, when the war ended, the fort was a bandoned, and almost forgotten" -- from rear cover. Contents: Prologue: TheUpper Great Lakes context--St. Joseph Island before construction of the fo rt ; Why British authorities built Fort St. Joseph ; Construction of Fort St. Joseph ; International relations, 1794-1812 ; Life at Fort St. Joseph ; The glorious moment--the clandestine attack on Fort Mackinac ; Aftermath ofthe War of 1812 ; Breathing new life into an ancient corpse--Glyn Smith an d the campaign to revive Fort St. Joseph. Very good. 12.50