A doctor by
profession, Henry Dearborn was another veteran of the War of Independence
who failed to shine during the War of
the northern border with Canada, Dearborn failed miserably and his
strategic move against his northern neighbour was a disaster.
But, while General
William Hull was almost shot for his surrender of Detroit, Dearborn
- his commander - was initially sacked, but almost given the job
of Minister of War in 1815.
He went on to
be America's ambassador to Portugal.