; born in South Carolina
in 1777; son of Ralph Izard
Having finished his education and
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made a tour in Europe
, he entered the United States army, in 1794, as lieutenant of artillery.
He was appointed aide to General Hamilton
in 1799; resigned in 1803; commissioned colonel of artillery in the spring of 1812; and promoted to brigadier-general in March, 1813.
He was in command on Lake Champlain
and on the Niagara
frontier, in 1814, with the rank of major-general.
From 1825 until his death he was governor of Arkansas Territory
Early in September, 1814, he moved towards Sackett's Harbor
, under the direction of the Secretary of War
, with about 4,000 troops, where he received a despatch from General Brown
at Fort Erie
, Sept. 10, urging him to move on to his support, as he had not more than 2,000 effective men. The first division of Izard
's troops arrived at Lewiston
on Oct. 5.
He moved up to Black Rock
, crossed the Niagara River
, Oct. 10-11, and encamped 2 miles north of Fort Erie
Ranking General Brown
, he took the chief command of the combined forces, then numbering, with volunteers and militia, about 8,000 men. He prepared to march against Drummond
, who, after the sortie at Fort
, had moved down to Queenston
moved towards Chippewa
, and vainly endeavored to draw Drummond
out. He had some skirmishing in an attempt to destroy a quantity of grain belonging to the British
, in which he lost twelve men killed and fifty-four wounded; the British
lost many more.
fell hack to Fort George
and Burlington Heights
Perceiving further operations in that region to be useless, and perhaps perilous, Izard
crossed the river and abandoned Canada
Knowing Fort Erie
to be of little service, he caused it to be mined and blown up, Nov. 5.
He died in Little Rock, Ark.
, Nov. 22, 1828.