Sir Phineas Riall
commander of British forces in the Niagara region, Sir Phineas Riall
found himself - like so many other commanders in the War of 1812
- out of his depth.
was brave enough - again no surprise - but his military talents
were quickly found wanting.
at the battle of Chippewa, Riall
retreated and found himself in a follow-up battle at Lundy's
Lane. There he was wounded and then captured by the Americans.
1816, he was made Governor of the West Indies colony of Grenada.