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Isaac Brock

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Definition: Canadian (and British) general who gained everlasting fame by capturing the American Fort Detroit without having to fire a shot and even though he was outnumbered 2-to-1. He had trained his troops for battle and made them into a great fighting force. They showed it at their next important battle, at Queenston Heights, near Niagara. Brock took a personal interest in his troops' welfare, and the led them on a charge to take an important hill in this battle. They took the hill but lost their general.

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