St. George, Sir Thomas Bligh


St. George, Sir Thomas Bligh
(1765-1837)
   Born in England. Entered the army and rose to the rank of major-general, 1819. Came to Canada, 1809, as inspecting field officer of militia in Upper Canada; commanded at Amherstburg when it was attacked by Hull, 1812; commanded militia at the capture of Detroit; and defeated Winchester at Raisin River, 1813. Knighted, 1835.
   Index: Bk In command at Amherstburg, 214, 216, 236; reports capture of Cayahoga, 218; in charge of 1st brigade, 247.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.; Morgan, Cel. Can.; Lucas, Canadian War of 1812.

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