Fix Bayonets!
A Royal Welch Fusilier at War, 1796–1815
Donald E. Graves

Thomas Pearson was commissioned in the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1796. His remarkable career spanned 47 years from the deserts of Egypt to the frontier of North America. The high point was the bloody battle of Albuera in May 1811 – he went in as a junior major and came out as brigade commander because he was the only officer above the rank of captain still on his feet. Fix Bayonets! also contains detailed accounts of the War of 1812 battles of Crysler’s Farm, Chippawa, Lundy’s Lane and Fort Erie. Pearson fought in them all and came to have a high regard for his Yankee enemies, describing them as “the bravest men I have ever seen” – high praise from a veteran officer who had fought against the toughest soldiers of the time. A book for all interested in Napoleonic military history, including the War of 1812.

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Donald E. Graves, one of Canada’s best known military historians, is the author, co-author or editor of more than 15 books dealing primarily with the Napoleonic period, including the War of 1812, and the Second World War. Click here to visit his website for information on all his books.