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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Queenston, battle of. (search)
he would neither leave the field nor relinquish his command until the arrival of his senior officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Chrystie, at about nine o'clock. Gen. Sir Issac Brock was at Fort George, 7 miles below Queenston, when the firing began. He hastened to the scene of action with his staff and pressed up the heights to a redt above the river, when, inspired by Wool's words and acts, they turned so furiously upon the British that they broke and fled down the hill. They were rallied by Brock, and were about to ascend the heights, when their commander was mortally wounded at the foot of the hill. Wool was left master of the heights until the arrival of General Wadsworth, of the New York militia, who took the chief command. General Sheaffe, who succeeded Brock, again rallied the troops. Lieutenant-Colonel Scott had crossed the river and joined the Americans on the heights as a volunteer, and at the request of General Wadsworth he took active command. Early in the afternoon a