Saturday, 7 May 2011

Bloody Run 1763

A battle of the siege of Detroit that might be interesting to recreate in miniature is this battle - sometimes called Parent's Creek, when an Anglo-Colonial force of about 280 attempted a sally to attack Pontiac's camp and was ambushed in the dark by a large body of Indians supposedly warned by a perfidious Canadian. The patrol leader Dalyell was killed in the action which also featured the legendary Robert Rogers. Anyone have an order of battle for this skirmish?
The image from here is supposedly Captain James Dalyell - presumably the same gent? Painted by Cosmo Alexander (1724–1772).
See what the battle site is like now by going here

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